Fastest Growing U.S. Cities

Try to name the American cities which have gained the most residents since the year 2000.
By city proper population, 2000-2019
Suburbs marked in red
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Last updated: May 27, 2020
First submittedOctober 3, 2011
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Gain
City
402,607
San Antonio
366,637
Houston
374,891
Fort Worth
359,947
Phoenix
344,880
Charlotte
328,539
New York
322,346
Austin
Gain
City
284,756
Los Angeles
200,451
San Diego
197,976
Raleigh
190,301
Seattle
187,083
Columbus
175,890
Jacksonville
172,885
Las Vegas
Gain
City
154,993
Dallas
172,575
Denver
166,776
Frisco
148,925
Oklahoma City
144,808
Henderson
144,808
McKinney
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Level 61
May 26, 2018
No Orlando? Wow....
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Level 77
May 26, 2018
I expected Orlando as well. I'm curious to see exactly where it ranked in
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Level 79
May 27, 2018
Looks like it's gained about 91,000.
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Level 65
Jun 4, 2018
Is there something special about Orlando?
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Level 63
Jul 5, 2018
It's quintessential urban sprawl
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Level 79
Jul 17, 2018
it's the happiest place on Earth.
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Level 52
Jul 17, 2018
More so than Finland!? 🇫🇮
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Level 61
Aug 9, 2018
I live near Orlando and it seems like in a decade it went from Wyoming to Manhattan
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Level 55
Jul 17, 2018
It's not actually that large, most people "from" Orlando are from an near Orlando.
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Level 45
Jul 17, 2018
That's correct. I live right next to Orlando, but since no one knows where Oviedo is, I always tell them Orlando.
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Level 73
May 28, 2018
Hmm, hard to know which suburbs (eg Frisco, a part of Dallas-Fort Worth) count as answers here, and which get absorbed into larger cities' answers.
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Level 78
May 29, 2018
I tried Arlington, don't know if I've ever heard of Frisco. I remembered that Arlington is on the 50 and 100 biggest US cities quiz that I took somewhere.
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Level 58
Jul 5, 2018
The fact that Frisco is considered a suburb of Dallas now really shocked my Dad when he was helping me look for an apartment in the area. He grew up in a (no longer) small town a ways west of there but moved away 30 years ago. From his perspective the area suddenly went from spread out teeny towns to HOUSES EVERYWHERE!
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Level 74
Apr 12, 2019
frisco is where the dallas mls team plays and the ncaa fcs championship game is played there..i am one of the 4 percent to come up with frisco for this quiz...weeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Level 71
May 29, 2018
I'm surprised to see no Bay Area city on the list, weird.
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Level 78
May 31, 2018
San Jose
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Level 65
Jun 4, 2018
As FreeStateBear said, San Jose is here. However, a poll came out today suggesting that nearly 50% of San Francisco residents hope to move away within a few years. Though there are alot of opportunities there, the housing bubble is pushing people away.
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Level ∞
May 27, 2020
San Jose no longer appears on the list and actually lost residents from 2018-19. I suppose there's a limited supply of people who can afford $2 million houses.
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Level 68
May 27, 2020
They are all moving to Sacramento which I was surprised isn't on here. Although I suppose most of the growth isn't in Sacramento proper but in the suburbs.
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Level 65
Jun 2, 2018
It is interesting to me that Texas and California cities make up half of the top twenty. Also, North Carolina has two cities on the list.
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Level 78
Jul 17, 2018
Maybe jobs and retiring baby boomers looking to stay warm?
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Level 68
Jul 17, 2018
Raleigh and Charlotte were no brainers for me (since I live in NC). Both have grown like crazy and continue to do so. They aren't attracting retirees so much as well-educated high earners looking for jobs in high-tech (Raleigh) and banking/industry (Charlotte).
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Level 69
Jun 7, 2018
Got New York City by typing New York........ did not get Oklahoma as I did not try 'City'......... big city bias.
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Level 50
Jun 24, 2018
The official name of New York CIty is City of New York. And when sending mail you just put New York, NY. I don't think you could send mail by putting Oklahoma, OK.
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Level 80
Jul 5, 2018
But you could type OKC.
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Level 67
May 28, 2020
Close. City of New York, like New York City, is simply a way of referring to it so as not to confuse it with the state. The official name of the city is simply New York.
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Level 23
Jul 5, 2018
Wheres boise?
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Level 58
Jul 5, 2018
According to Google it's grown by about 30k between 2000 and 2017. Which is a big change (about 6% growth) but not top-of-the-list.
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Level 55
Jul 17, 2018
Boise is the new Los Angeles
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Level 58
Jul 5, 2018
Surprised to see my hometown on the list! This explains my feeling that there used to be a lot more opens spaces around...
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Level 55
Jul 17, 2018
CAN I GET A DUUUUUUVAAAAALLLLLL!?!?!
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Level 61
Jul 17, 2018
No Detroit??
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Level 23
Apr 25, 2020
You a troll? Detroit is shrinking fast. It would probably top the list of fastest shrinking cities of America.
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Level 38
Jul 18, 2018
Very surprised that Portland isn't on this list.
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Level ∞
May 27, 2020
Portland has gained 125,000.
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Level 68
May 27, 2020
Crazy that Frisco is on here boasting a population of just 188,000
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Level 72
May 27, 2020
And McKinney with 191,000! Dallas suburbs are booming
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Level 68
May 28, 2020
My friend has lived in Frisco since about 2005 - I think his parents invested in real estate at the right time