9. Seattle – Tacoma – Bellevue, WA
Net migration: 98,334
Seattle – Tacoma – Bellevue metropolitan statistical area is fifteenth largest in the country, and has grown by 170,290 people or 5% over the course of selected three years. Seattle and its surrounding area began with 3,439,809 in 2010, and they’re still growing in 2016. Seattle’s $15 per hour minimum wage is probably influencing the city’s overall growth, but it only came after the examined period between 2010 and 2013. What really helps Seattle in growing, is its strong economy. Amazon, Starbucks, and Safeco are only a few Seattle-based multi-billion companies by revenue, but don’t forget The Boeing Company whose headquarters are currently in Chicago, IL. During the mentioned period, Seattle has seen a net migration of 98,334 people. 54,061 people are international immigrants (15 rate), while 44,273 people have moved in from other parts of the country (12.3 rate).