I’m no expert on statistics, but I thought this looked liked a pretty nice list for Atlanta to be on: business website 24/7 Wall Street has an article this week about the ten fastest growing large cities in the country, and Atlanta ranks at #7.
To be clear, this is the City of Atlanta ranking, not the entire metro. This article is looking specifically at “U.S. Census Bureau’s population change data for cities with populations of 250,000 or more,” between the dates 4/2010 and 7/2011.
Interestingly, the City of Atlanta was able to achieve a significant population increase despite having, during that time, one of the larger unemployment rates in the US at 12.1%. Just think what could happen when our economy improves!
Read the full article here. Lots of interesting cities made it on the list, most of them in the southwest.
Atlanta Street Food Festival pic by Flickr user digitizedchaos