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A map of the 10 fastest-growing American cities according to Census Bureau estimates.

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The 10 Fastest Growing American Cities, by Population Gain

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We visualize the percentage population gains of the 10 fastest-growing American cities according to Census Bureau estimates released May 2024.

This data includes incorporated areas, minor civil divisions, and consolidated cities with at least 20,000 people in 2022. Population change was calculated between July 1st, 2022–23. Percentage gains are rounded.

Ranked: U.S. Cities by Percentage Population Gain

Cities and towns in Texas are seeing a population surge. Seven of the 10 fastest-growing incorporated areas in 2023, each with a minimum population of 20,000, are located in Texas.

In fact, Celina and Fulshear, Texas, grew their populations by more than 25%, pushing them closer to the 50,000 mark in 2023.

Here are the 15 fastest growing American cities by percentage population gains.

RankFastest Growing Cities2022–23 % Change2023 Population
1Celina, TX27%43K
2Fulshear, TX26%43K
3Princeton, TX22%28K
4Anna, TX17%28K
5Lathrop, CA14%40K
6Centerton, AR11%24K
7Haines City, FL11%37K
8Georgetown, TX11%96K
9Prosper, TX11%42K
10Forney, TX10%35K
11Kyle, TX9%63K
12Lebanon, TN9%48K
13Fort Mill, SC9%34K
14Leesburg, FL9%32K
15Athens, OH9%25K

Georgetown, Texas grew by the same numeric amount as Celina and Fulshear (approximately 9,000 people) but this translated into an 11% increase for the more populous city, which is closing in on the 100,000 mark.

Aside from Texas, cities in Florida, Arkansas, and Tennessee also populate the list, indicating that the American South as a whole is gaining residents.

This has been an ongoing trend. For example, Georgetown, TX, grew by 14% between 2021–2022. And Kyle, TX (just outside the top 10 fastest-growing cities) grew by 11% that same year.

Meanwhile, the three largest American cities—New York, LA, and Chicago—all saw population decreases in 2022–23. However, Houston, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona (4th and 5th by population) gained around 10,000 residents each.

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