America's fastest-growing (and -shrinking) cities

U.S. population growth has slowed to a crawl in recent years. But these cities and metro areas bucked the trend, with above-average gains or losses.

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Apr 28, 2014 11:15PM
Harry Reid you are a piece of sh!t.Did you get your payoff from the Chinese for that solar farm that you are trying to hide ? No wonder you are known by many as Dirty Harry !!!!!
Apr 29, 2014 10:23AM
My son in law has been working in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota to feed his small family. It's just like Sam Kinison said " Move to were the food is!!!!!!!"
Apr 29, 2014 4:19PM
LOL sometimes you get what you vote for.
Apr 28, 2014 7:22PM
Oil is the only reason 4  out of 5 have grown.   The other is right on for being a Disneyland for retired people.   No real growth at all.  
Apr 29, 2014 9:51AM

Shrinking cities are mainly liberal and union strongholds with overpriced labor and high rates of government entitlement. Fastest growing cities are long-time republican strongholds where people are expected to provide for themselves. I don't believe it is just coincidence

Apr 28, 2014 8:29PM

Kind of obvious that people will go where the jobs are.

It might be a shame that some areas are declining, but if there are no jobs, how can people support themselves or their families? They HAVE to go where the jobs are. But if you look at the census figures, that's been the case since they started the census in 1790.

Apr 28, 2014 9:02PM
 Record debt welfare food stamps Funny Fed money and record percentage of non working Americans.................Yeah Obozo your a enormous mouth flapping BUST.
Apr 29, 2014 11:26AM
No mention of Reno, NV that has turned into a ghost town. No jobs there.
May 7, 2014 3:40AM
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. ~Ayn Rand

""It is enough that the people know there was an election. the people who cast the votes decide nothing.
The people who count the votes decide everything.""

Apr 29, 2014 7:53AM
Now America sees the real story! Democrats and their Unions, or Republican Growth! Nuff said! "Period"!
How about this as a novel idea. Get rid of our moronic leaders both Democrats and Republicans. Put people in office who will use our natural resources for the good of our country. This means mine coal, drill oil and natural gas become energy independent. Weather you want to believe it or not we still live in a fossil fuel driven economy. All you have to due is look at which states have growing economy's. Those that are developing there natural resources on PRIVATE LANDS. This is happening in spite of our government who has tried to stifle development our our natural resources. If you need proof look at our coal mining industry.
May 7, 2014 4:49AM

"The U.S. population rose by just 0.72 percent in 2013, the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only is net immigration down, from nearly 1.2 million as of 2001 to 843,000 last year, but the U.S. domestic birth rate also has dropped to a multi-decade low."

Must be this excellent economy the White House keeps bragging about.

May 7, 2014 8:18AM
We are living in an economy fueled by jobs, which for the most part, require a lot of education or an advanced degree....which is unattainable to a lot of people.  I live in one of the cities mentioned that is growing, however the job market is extremely competitive.   Fresh, college grads are very plentiful and employers have the pick of the litter.   I myself am taking some college courses just to compete.   A lot of jobs, yes...but be prepared for some stiff competition.
Apr 29, 2014 10:32AM
Do not get too excited folks, yes, we are up over 80 points in the Dow but you saw what happened yesterday...Market manipulators haven't gone away, they already started to do their thing slowly but surely, be cautious; they are not too happy we rallied yesterday afternoon....Crooks will always be crooks...More later.
Apr 29, 2014 12:31PM

I am very sorry Jarhead but what has the GOP done Positively in the past 13 years!

They took us into a war based on lies, they try to cut this program and that one that helps seniors and children and all they have done in the past 5+ years is say NO!

Both sides are a mess and this country is feeling the depths of their Pompous Destructive ways!

No one in our current Political system is Worthy oF We the Americans! NOT One of them!

Apr 28, 2014 5:49PM
No thanks! Nothing even close to being on my bucket list!
May 7, 2014 9:08AM
Our welfare culture moves to cities with good economies so they can readily receive something for nothing
May 7, 2014 11:42AM
I lived in Austin from my birth for 57 years. It used to be a nice, pleasant college and State government
 town, not a metropolis. I left 2 1/2 years ago because of the traffic, taxes, idiot local, county and state government. If you go to visit, fine, just don't stay unless you're in your 20' or 30's then leave as soon as you can or sooner. The road system is horrible. They can't and won't keep up with the demands or traffic or utilities or any infrastructure. The school system is a joke so if you want kids to get an education, LEAVE TEXAS. Everyone seems so impressed with Texas these days because of TV and entertainment propaganda. Live there a while and you will know what I mean.
May 7, 2014 9:09AM
Texas or anywhere for that matter, any company that hires a green card employee gets a subsidy for that employee. So there go the jobs to US citizens. Russians, Mexicans, Indians, doesn't matter they are almost free.
May 7, 2014 11:11AM
It's kind of an axiom that the cities are growing because people are attracted to the good paying union jobs that the oil fields provide. It can't be more clear, when people get paid a decent wage and benefits they have expendable money that grows local economies and everyone benefits from the stimulus, small and large businesses in the area especially. Economics 101
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