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With the Census Bureau reporting that the South held 8 of the 15 cities with the largest population gains in 2017, the personal-finance website  WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America as well as accompanying videos.

To determine where the most rapid local economic growth occurred over a period of seven years, WalletHub compared 515 U.S. cities across 15 key metrics. The data set ranges from population growth to college-educated population growth to unemployment rate decrease. In addition, we produced a separate ranking by city size.

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

  • 41st – Population Growth
  • 235th – Median Household Income Growth
  • 18th – Job Growth
  • 94th – Poverty Rate Decrease
  • 1st – Growth in Number of Businesses
  • 34th – Working-Age Population Growth
  • 230th – Foreclosure Rate Decrease

Charlotte ranks 32nd overall and 4th in terms of large-city growth.

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via – WalletHub

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