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Biggest Boomtowns in Every State

GOBankingRates Logo By Joel Anderson of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 52: Boomtown. The word sounds like it's describing an explosion -- and in a way, it is. Boomtowns are considered the fastest-growing cities in America due to rapid business and population growth. An example of such a place is Horizon West, Florida, which saw massive five- and eight-year percentage changes in population at 113.72% and 222.30%, respectively. In terms of numbers, the population jumped from 10,093 people in 2010 to 32,530 in 2018. Per capita income also grew from $32,800 to $38,050 over the course of those eight years. Read: The 50 Cities Best Prepared To Reignite Their Economy and Job Market See: The 50 Best Cities for Renters  But Horizon West isn't the only boomtown out there. GOBankingRates found one in every state by looking at the one-, five- and eight-year changes in population, owner-occupied housing units and per capita income of more than 1,700 cities. To qualify as a boomtown on this list, cities had to have a population of less than 500,000. So, some of the boomtowns, such as Omaha, Nebraska and New Orleans are fast approaching that 500,000 threshold. Find out if you're living in one of America's thriving cities, and read the final analysis of what these places have in common.  Last updated: July 28, 2021

Boomtown. The word sounds like it's describing an explosion -- and in a way, it is. Boomtowns are considered the fastest-growing cities in America due to rapid business and population growth. An example of such a place is Horizon West, Florida, which saw massive five- and eight-year percentage changes in population at 113.72% and 222.30%, respectively. In terms of numbers, the population jumped from 10,093 people in 2010 to 32,530 in 2018. Per capita income also grew from $32,800 to $38,050 over the course of those eight years.

Read: The 50 Cities Best Prepared To Reignite Their Economy and Job Market
See: The 50 Best Cities for Renters

But Horizon West isn't the only boomtown out there. GOBankingRates found one in every state by looking at the one-, five- and eight-year changes in population, owner-occupied housing units and per capita income of more than 1,700 cities. To qualify as a boomtown on this list, cities had to have a population of less than 500,000. So, some of the boomtowns, such as Omaha, Nebraska and New Orleans are fast approaching that 500,000 threshold.

Find out if you're living in one of America's thriving cities, and read the final analysis of what these places have in common.

Last updated: July 28, 2021

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