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By Brenda Richardson | Forbes
A business-friendly environment, plentiful job opportunities and affordable cost of living have pushed Phoenix to the top of the list of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Newly released Census data for city population growth shows that the South and West continue to have the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Phoenix placed No. 1 on the list with an increase of 25,288 new residents between 2017-2018.
Phoenix remains the fifth most-populous city in the nation with a population of 1,660,272. Rounding out the top five with the largest population increases were San Antonio experiencing an increase of 20,824; Fort Worth, Texas (19,552); Seattle (15,354); and Charlotte, North Carolina (13,151).