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1895 Railroad Map of FloridaWhen analyzing population growth, most economists focus on specific metro areas, but when looking at data on a county level, the most rapidly growing areas looks quite different than the largest growing metros. Below is a list of the ten fastest growing counties across the United States according to Forbes.com, is the area you practice in featured below? What is the cause of the growth in the ten areas below?

The top 10 fastest growing counties:

  1. Flagler County, FL
  2. Kendall County, IL
  3. Rockwall County, TX
  4. Pinal County, AZ
  5. Sumter County, FL
  6. Forest County, PA
  7. Forsyth County, GA
  8. St. John’s County, FL
  9. Lake County, FL
  10. Lyon County, NV

Forbes points to a rise in suburban homeownership as a major contributor to the growth in these counties. As these areas grow, tax revenues will grow with them, so improvements will be made over the coming years to these areas. It will be interesting to look at if these are still growth sectors in five years.

Lani is the Chief Operating Officer at The American Genius - she has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH and Austin Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

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  1. Jamey Prezzi

    April 2, 2010 at 9:20 am

    It’s nice to see Florida on the list (a few times!)

  2. Mark McDonough

    April 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Dallas is the fastest growing city and Rockwall is the 3rd fastest growing County, things look bright in the Texaplex https://bit.ly/9nfXpY

  3. Roscoe Property Management

    April 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Rockwell? Not Travis? Interesting…

    • Lani Rosales

      April 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm

      We live in Travis county and although it is growing, it’s harder to grow a large number than it is a small number, so Williamson is growing faster than Travis because there’s more room to grow, more subdivisions to build, more blank land, etc. But Travis should be on all lists, don’t you agree!

  4. Benn/AgentGenius

    April 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    #agnow […] The most rapidly growing counties across America – Good news for Florida, if people keep moving … https://bit.ly/d7194K

  5. Century 21

    April 2, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    The most rapidly growing counties across America https://bit.ly/bXT9yZ (@Agentgenius)

  6. CENTURY 21 JudgeFite

    April 2, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    RT @C21RealEstate: The most rapidly growing counties across America https://bit.ly/bXT9yZ (@Agentgenius)

  7. CENTURY 21 JudgeFite

    April 2, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    RT @agentgenius: #agnow […] The most rapidly growing counties across America – Good news for Florida, if people keep moving … https://bit.ly/d7194K

  8. Benn/AgentGenius

    April 2, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    #agnow Rockwell? Not Travis? Interesting… https://bit.ly/d7194K

  9. Benn/AgentGenius

    April 2, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    #agnow We live in Travis county and although it is growing, it's harder to grow a large number than it is a small n… https://bit.ly/d7194K

  10. Metro Brokers

    April 2, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Forsyth County, GA among the most rapidly growing counties across America. https://ow.ly/1tZSz

  11. Coldwell Banker FL

    April 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    The most rapidly growing counties across America: https://ow.ly/1u80I (4 of the top 10 are in FL)

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