MagnifyMoney’s Top 35 Cities in the US for Influx of people, work opportunities and business growth is out – #4 Charleston, S.C.

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The 35 cities in the US with the biggest influx of people, the most work opportunities, and the hottest business growth has been announced.? MagnifyMoney looked at the 100 largest US metros to determine the “biggest boomtowns” in America.

Our hometown of Charleston, South Carolina has come in within the Top 5 at #4.

Here is how the results were compiled:

  • People and housing: How many people are flocking to the area and is the metro keeping up, considering total population and housing units.
  • Workforce and employment opportunities: Unemployment rates, civilian labor force, and median earnings.
  • Growing industry: Rate of business and industry growth, including number of establishments and paid employees per paid period.

Top 15 Results

  • #15 – Des Moines, Iowa
  • #14 – Orlando, Florida
  • #13 – Charlotte, North Carolina
  • #12 – Ogden, Utah
  • #11 – Houston, Texas
  • #10 – McAllen, Texas
  • #9 – San Antonio, Texas
  • #8 – Boise, Idaho
  • #7 – Dallas, Texas
  • #6 – Denver, Colorado
  • #5 – Nashville, Tennessee (Population and housing score – 54.5 / Workforce and earning score – 54.6 / Business growth score – 72.9)
  • #4 – Charleston, South Carolina (Population and housing score – 66.9 / Workforce and earning score – 60.6 / Business growth score – 71.7)
  • #3 – Raleigh, North Carolina (Population and housing score – 84.1 / Workforce and earning score – 48.3 / Business growth score – 70,8)
  • #2 – Provo, Utah (Population and housing score – 79.9 / Workforce and earning score – 52.2 / Business growth score – 95.1)
  • #1 – Austin, Texas (Population and housing score – 100 / Workforce and earning score – 70.3 / Business growth score – 93)

Complete study results

 

 


Here is the Top 10

 

Berkeley County, SC is the 17th Fastest Growing County in the United States

Since the 2010 census, more than 33,000 people have moved to the Berkeley County, a 18.6% increase.

Growth Breakdown

  • July 1, 2010 – 177, 867
  • July 1, 2015 – 202,786
  • July 1, 2016 – 210,898

Other facts:

  • 93.8% of the population are white and black
  • 50.1% Female / 49.9% Male
  • Building Permits in 2015 – 1960
  • Median Home Price:? $153,500
  • Median Rent:? $981

As of 2016, the population of the county stands at 210,898, making it the 17th fastest growing county in the United States.

Compared to other Lowcountry counties, Berkeley County leads the way in population growth over a six-year period.

Breakdown of Berkeley County – US Census Quick Facts Data

  • Charleston County: Population growth increased by 13.2%
  • Dorchester County: Population growth increased by 12.6%
  • Colleton County:?Population growth decreased by 2.5%
Pictured: The 20 fastest growing counties in the USA. (Via U.S. Census Bureau)