It’s no surprise to see that the south is growing faster than any other region in America. Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities are southern states, with Greenville, S.C., at No. 4. That city saw a 5.8 percent jump in population between June 1, 2015, and June 1, 2016.
“Since the 2010 Census, the population in large southern cities grew by an average of 9.4 percent. In comparison, cities in the West grew 7.3 percent, while cities in the Northeast and Midwest had much lower growth rates at 1.8 percent and 3.0 percent respectively,” Amel Toukabri, a demographer in the Census Bureau’s population division, said in a news release.
Charlotte saw a population gain of 15,656 people, roughly 1.9 percent, from June 2015 to June 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Queen City beat out Denver, Miami and Washington, D.C.