Raleigh Ranks #5 In U.S. Population Growth According to U.S. Census

RALEIGH, N.C. —
Raleigh remains one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, according to new information from the U.S. Census.

The website 24/7 Wall Street analyzed Census data and ranked Raleigh No. 5 among the countries fastest-growing cities in recent years.

The site said Raleigh had a population of 403,903 in April 2010, according to Census data. That rose 3.1 percent to 416,468 by July of 2011, according to the Census information.

Raleigh grew despite challenging economic conditions, especially in 2009. But the housing market and hiring improved in recent years as the city continued to rank among the nation’s best places to live.

24/7 Wall Street ranked New Orleans the fastest-growing city in the United States over the same period. New Orleans, continuing a rebound from Hurricane Katrina, grew 4.9 percent in population as jobs started to flow back into the region.

Austin, Texas, was second in the survey, followed by Plano, Texas, and then Denver.

Charlotte was ninth, with a population rise of 2.7 percent. Charlotte had a population of 751,087 in July 2011.

Courtesy of NBC17 News

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