In this article we are going to list the top 25 fastest growing large cities in the US. Click to skip ahead and jump to the top 5 fastest growing large cities in the US.
The world population is growing at an alarming rate. According to research, the population of the world today is 1,860-times the size of what it was 12 millennia ago. In just the last 200 years, the global population has multiplied, growing from just 1 billion in 1800 to 7.7 billion alive today in 2020.
The reasons for this incredible increase in world population has been discussed at length by various researchers over time. Thomas McKeown, a British physician, epidemiologist and historian of medicine, pointed out possible reasons for this in his controversial thesis titled “The Modern Rise of Population” (1976). He claimed that this surge was not so much an effect of increased fertility, but more of a decrease in mortality. The reasons he cited were increase in nutrition and standard of living, claiming that increased health reforms and vaccines had nothing to do with the growth in population. Other researchers have cited better medical facilities and agricultural advancements as the reasons for an increase in population today. Whatever the causes, the reality is that now there are more people alive in the world than there ever were before in history.
Today, the top 5 most populous countries in the world are China, India, United States, Indonesia, and Brazil. The United States comes third on the list, with a population of 329 million people. Despite being one of the top most populous countries in the world, the percentage increase in population of the United States is not very high. With a population growth rate of 0.35 percent, the nation does not appear in the first 100 entries when ranked with other countries of the world with regards to growth rate. In fact, according to recent figures released by the United States Census Bureau in December 2020, the population growth of America is the smallest it has been since the last 120 years at least. Demographers have stated that this drop may be indicative of just how much the country has been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
In this article, we will look at the population growth of cities in the United States over the past ten years to see which are growing at the fastest rate. Some of these cities are well known for being economic hotspots while others are just now starting to gain momentum. All cities have a total population of 50,000 or more, giving them the title of “large” cities.
We have used data collected by the United States Census Bureau as our source and have ranked the cities with regards to the percent change in their population over a 10-year period. Let us look at the 25 fastest growing large cities in the US, starting with number 25.
25. Milpitas, California
Percent change from April 1st, 2010 to July 1st, 2020: 26.0
Number of people increased from April 1st, 2010 to July 1st, 2020: 17,376
Part of the booming global center Silicon Valley, the city of Milpitas is home to several top tech companies of the world. Headquarters of famous companies in the technology sector like SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) and FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) are established in this city, making it a very desirable place to live for those interested in working within the technology field.