New census data reveals that Arizona has five of the fastest-growing 15 cities in the U.S.
The five areas are Queen Creek, Buckeye, Casa Grande, Maricopa City and Goodyear. While Phoenix was further down on the list, it was one of only two of the largest 10 cities in the country to gain residents.
The five popular Arizona cities experienced a rate of growth from 5.4 percent to 8.9 percent between July 2020 and 2021. Goodyear and Buckeye topped 100,000 residents for the first time. Buckeye was the state’s fastest-growing city between 2010 and 2020. Queen Creek grew by 8.9 percent to 66,346. Homes.com ranked Queen Creek the 10th-best suburb to move to in 2021.
Around half of the 795 cities in the U.S. that have over 50,000 residents lost population, but of Arizona’s 20 cities on the list, none did.
Phoenix grew by .8 percent or 13,224 residents. It is the fifth-largest city in the country, with 1,624,569 residents. San Antonio was the only other large city in the country to gain residents. New York City lost 305,465 residents, which was the most.
Although Texas only had two cities in the top 15, they were both the top two, Georgetown and Leander. Florida and Idaho also had multiple cities in the top 15.
Arizona was the fifth-most popular state for people to move to in 2021, an Allied study found. The Phoenix metro area was No. 1 for the number of people moving to the city compared to the rate at which people were leaving the city.
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