Seattle is the 2nd fastest growing large city in the US, according to WalletHub
While the mass exodus from densely-populated cities is one of the prevalent headlines of this year, it does not appear to convey the whole truth – at least not in the case of Seattle. WalletHub just named the Emerald City the 2nd fastest growing large city in the country.
The data used in the ranking came from the U. S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Affairs, amongst other sources. The methodology took into account seventeen relevant metrics in the two main categories: “sociodemographics” and “jobs & economy”. The full report can be found here.
The report is complex and analyzes many factors, from population growth, to highest income growth, job growth and even highest poverty rate decrease. According to the analysis, eight of the fifteen cities with the largest increases in population are located in the South and five are located in the West.
Overall Seattle ranked 33rd – 35th in the “sociodemographic” rank and 80th in the “jobs/economy” rank. However, when it came to large cities, Seattle ranked 2nd. Out of the 100-point scale for the two metrics, Seattle scored a 62.57. Henderson, NV is the fastest growing large city in the US. Atlanta, Miami and Denver round out the top five.Email