FRISCO, TX — Maybe it’s The Star Center. Maybe it’s Toyota Stadium. Maybe it’s Stonebriar Mall. Or maybe it’s just the nature of a charming North Texas town. No matter what causes its growth, one thing’s for sure — the nation’s fastest growing city is Frisco.
Actually, we can take an educated guess at Frisco’s growth motivators with some help from WalletHub. The study compared 515 cities across 15 metrics that indicate both growth and decline over a period of seven years. The metrics range from population growth to unemployment rates. And with seemingly constant development in and around Frisco, it’s easy to understand why so many people are flocking to the north Dallas suburb.
But Frisco isn’t the only North Texas city with a prominent spot on the list. Only a few spots down is McKinney, which came in at No. 6. Midland, meanwhile, came in fifth and Austin came in ninth.
There are far too many to list, but you can see the full WalletHub study, including the rankings of all 515 U.S. cities right here.
Frisco not only nabbed the top spot among U.S. cities, but it also ran the gamut of superlatives. The town of around 163,000 people brought home the top spot in the categories of Midsize Cities With the Highest Growth, second overall Highest Population Growth and Highest Job Growth. McKinney also grabbed the No. 5 spot for Highest Job Growth.
Dallas, meanwhile, came in at an overall No. 17 and Plano landed at a surprisingly low 175 despite the influx of business to the area.
Here’s a look at the 515 cities:
>>> See the full study and methodology on WalletHub.