Greensboro one of the ‘Fastest-Growing Cities’ according to Forbes

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Greensboro ranks among the fastest growing U.S. cities since the recession, according to a list compiled by Forbes.

The ranking, based on percentage growth in population from 2007-2012, puts Greensboro at No. 9.

Three other North Carolina cities were also ranked on the list, with Raleigh at No. 12, Durham at No. 14 and Charlotte at No. 4.

New Orleans topped the list, with the city’s population growing by 28.2 percent to 369,250 in 2012.

According to Forbes, the fastest growth was observed in “lower-density, job-creating cities” and in “less dense areas of major metropolitan areas particularly where single-family houses, good schools and jobs are plentiful.”

The list, compiled by demographer Wendell Cox, considers 111 U.S. metro areas with more than 200,000 residents.

More at: Forbes

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