Frisco is the fastest growing city in the nation, according to a study from WalletHub.
The study examined 515 American cities using 14 metrics, including population growth and unemployment decrease rate, to rank the cities against each other. Show Full Story
No. 1 — Frisco
Sociodemographics rank: 11
Jobs and economy rank: 4
Another Dallas-Fort Worth city, McKinney, also cracked the top 10 at No. 8. To see where other big DFW cities ranked, see the attached slideshow.
Here are the study's top five fastest growing U.S. cities:
2. League City, Texas
3. Lehigh Acres, Florida
4. Kent, Washington
5. Surprise, Arizona
And the bottom five:
511. Atlanta, Georgia
512. Toledo, Ohio
513. Toms River, New Jersey
514. Detroit, Michigan
515. Jacksonville, North Carolina
Frisco has been making headlines across the country for its growth in not only population, but the number of jobs coming into the area. According to WalletHub, Frisco has the highest rate of job growth in the country at 5.32 percent.
Last month, the Dallas Business Journal hosted an event to highlight Frisco's advancement in the area of sports business. The event was held at The Star, the new world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones keynoted the event, saying that the Cowboys partnership with Frisco, "fired him up."
Others spoke positively about the way Frisco's government runs its operations in a business-friendly mindset. Craig Hall, founder of the HALL Group, also spoke.
“If you want to be in business and you want to be at a place that’s responsible and cares about families and cares about growth, that’s Frisco,” Hall said.
Frisco also ranked as the No. 1 real estate market in the country, WalletHub said back in August. In North Texas, arguably the hottest real estate market for any metropolitan area in the country, Frisco has the two largest construction projects being built right now.
Evan Hoopfer is the Dallas Business Journal's digital reporter.