But the whole world is in front of you. Where should you move? What are the fastest growing cities in America? Which cities give you the best possible chance of finding a job and living a happy life?
Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in America
Forbes recently put together a list with the ten fastest growing cities in the United States. Forbes looked at census population statistic changes between 2000 and 2012 for the 52 major cities in the United States that exceed 1 million residents. Here’s what they found:
1) Raleigh, North Carolina: 47.8% growth since the year 2000. Current population of approximately 1.2 million.
2) Austin, Texas: 44.9% growth between 2000 and 2012. Current population of about 1.85 million.
3) Las Vegas, Nevada: Has grown 43.6% between 2000 and 2012 with a current population of 2 million.
4) Orlando, Florida: Growth of 34.2% since 2000 and a current metro population of 2.22 million.
5) Charlotte, North Carolina: The second North Carolina entry in the top 5, Charlotte has grown 32.8% since 2000 and has a current population of 2.3 million.
6) Riverside-San Bernardino, California: 32.7% growth since 2000 and a current population of 4.35 million.
7) Phoenix, Arizona: Has grown 32.1% since the year 2000 and has a current metropolitan population of 4.33 million.
8) Houston, Texas: Has grown 31% since 2000 and had a 2012 population of 6.2 million.
9) San Antonio, Texas: The third Texas entry on this list, San Antonio has grown by 29.9% since 2012 and has a current population of 2.23 million.
10) Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas: Four of the six fastest growing cities in the United States between 2000 and 2012 were in Texas. The DFW area makes the list for having a growth rate of 27.9% and a population of 6.7 million.
Top 10 Best Cities for Job-Seekers in America
WalletHub recently put together another list ranking the best cities for job-seekers. If you’re looking for a job, you have a better chance of finding a job in one of the following cities than any other major metropolitan area in America.
To create this list, WalletHub looked at 2015 data for the 150 most populous cities in the United States. Cities were ranked based on 16 different metrics pertaining to the health of the job market and the general socioeconomic climate. Here’s what they found:
1) Seattle, Washington
2) Des Moines, Iowa
3) Gilbert, Arizona (a suburb of Phoenix)
4) Sioux Falls, South Dakota
5) Fremont, California
6) Chandler, Arizona (another suburb of Phoenix)
7) Omaha, Nebraska
8) Salt Lake City, Utah
9) Scottsdale, Arizona (yet another suburb of Phoenix)
10) Plano, Texas (a suburb of Dallas)
Ready to Move?
Did you just figure out your new city? If so, then congratulations! Most people, however, will want to take more than just city growth and job quality into consideration. You also want to consider your quality of life and the proximity to friends and family.
Choosing a new city to live in is a careful juggling act. Once you’ve successfully juggled all of the qualities listed above, call our Auburn moving company Lambert Transfer & Storage to help you get from Point A to Point B as efficiently as possible.