“Governing.com,” a website and magazine geared towards government related issue, has released a news story on the top growth cities in the United States. Murfreesboro was on their list with a ranking of 10 out of 293 cities. The magazine only ranked cities with a population of 100,000 residents or more.
According to the article, between 2012 and 2013 Murfreesboro grew by 2.8% while the average city on the list grew by only (point) .6% during the same period of time. The fastest growing city is Frisco, Texas which grew by 6.5% last year. Nashville was ranked at number 65 on the list growing at 1.5%. Chattanooga and Knoxville were numbers 197 and 199, both growing at (point) .6%.
Memphis actually lost 1,106 residents last year. Clarksville also saw 788 residents move elsewhere. Percentage wise, the two cities were ranked at 279 or higher out of the list of 293 cities. Montgomery, Alabama saw the biggest decrease in population for a city with a population of 100,000 or more residents. Montgomery said goodbye to 1.6% of their population last year. While kissing 1.6% goodbye is a large percentage for a town, it did not add up to the biggest number of actual people to exit a city. Detroit Michigan reported a 1.4% decline in population, which added up to 9,881 residents moving.
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