Murfreesboro is Growing Drastically

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MURFREESBORO — The city reached a U.S. Census estimated population of 126,118 July 1, 2015, to rank as the 13th fastest growing one with at least 50,000 residents in the nation.

Murfreesboro grew by 4.4 percent from July 1, 2014, according to the U.S. Census news release.

The city was the only one from Tennessee in the top 15 for growth. Murfreesboro is also the second largest on the list in following Frisco, Texas, which had a population of 154,407 and the fourth fastest growth rate of 6.3 percent.

Both cities trailed top ranked Georgetown, Texas, which ranked first with a 7.8 percent growth rate to reach a population of 63,716.

“Georgetown is part of the Austin-Round Rock metro area, which crossed the 2 million population threshold in 2015 for the first time, according to statistics released earlier this year,” the news release said. “This metro area is also home to Pflugerville, the nation’s 11th fastest-growing large city. Austin itself added more people over the period (19,000) than all but seven other U.S. cities.”

Texas was home to five of the 11 fastest-growing cities (New Braunfels, Frisco and Pearland were the others), and five of the eight that added the most people (Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Dallas were the others), the news release said.

New Braunfels, Texas, was second in growth rate at 6.6 percent with 70,543 residents.

Ankeny, Iowa, was third with 6.5 percent growth to reach a population of 56,764.

South Jordan, Utah, was fifth with 6 percent growth with a population of 66,648.

Dublin California was sixth with a 5.5 percent growth rate with 57,721 people.

Pearland, Texas, was seventh with a 5.3 percent growth rate and 108,821 residents.

Broomfield, Colo., came in ninth with a 5.2 percent rate and 65,065 people.

Mount Pleasant, S.C., was 10th with a 4.7 percent growth in reaching 81,317 residents.

Pflugerville, Texas, was 11th with a 4.5 percent growth rate for a population of 57,122.

Fort Myers, Fla., was 12th with a 4.4 percent growth rate for a population of 74,013.

After Murfreesboro, Goodyear, Ariz., was 14th in growth at 4.3 percent with 79,003.

Buckeye, Ariz., was 15th with 4.3 percent growth and a population of 62,138.

 

Courtesy of DNJ