Raleigh joins booming metro areas, including Austin, Denver and Nashville, on CNN Money’s list of the “10 Fastest Growing Cities” in the U.S. The populations of these 10 cities grew faster than in any other major metro area between July 2012 and July 2013, according to data from the Census Bureau. Raleigh, and the Triangle in general, are growing at a swift pace due to an abundance of tech and pharmaceutical jobs as well as being home to several top colleges and universities. The list points to a great quality of life and a shrinking jobless rate as other factors contributing to Raleigh’s growth. Click here to read more and see the full list.
Raleigh’s Stats July 2012-July 2013
- Population: 1.2 million
- % gain : 2.2%
- New residents: 26,012