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Seattle is the 3rd fastest-growing city in America

Calling all transplants and locals alike, you might be shocked to learn (kidding) that Seattle is the third fastest-growing large city in America.

I mean, I could have told you that, but Wallethub beat me to it apparently! To determine the fastest-growing cities WalletHub compared 515 U.S. cities across 17 key metrics. The data set ranges from population growth to college-educated population growth to unemployment rate decrease.

Here's how Seattle stacked up:

Economic Growth in Seattle (1=Fastest-Growing; 258=Avg.)

  • 24th – Population Growth
  • 26th – Median Household Income Growth
  • 48th – Job Growth
  • 123rd – Regional GDP Growth
  • 221st – Growth in Number of Businesses
  • 34th – Working-Age Population Growth
  • 59th – Median House Price Growth

Here are the top five largest cities with the most growth:

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Miami, FL
  3. Seattle, WA
  4. Henderson, NV
  5. Denver, CO

To see the full list of growth in small, medium, and large sized cities, visit Wallethub's study online.