Suburbs take center stage as growth slows…

In 1990, fewer than 10,000 people lived in Meridian, Idaho, a sleepy bedroom community surrounded by farmland.Now, with a population of 117,600, its main thoroughfare, Eagle Road, gets so congested at rush hour that motorists might forget they’re in one the country’s most sparsely populated states.

All 10 of the fastest-growing cities grew by at least 44 percent, and the fastest-growing one, Buckeye, Arizona, a western suburb of Phoenix, was up nearly 80 percent this decade to reach over 91,000 in population.

All the cities on the list grew at rates of more than 44 percent. They are all in the South and the West. And they are all suburbs.South Jordan, Utah, for example, is outside Salt Lake City. Frisco, Texas, is just north of Dallas. Buckeye, Arizona, is west …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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