And only the “city proper” in each case was considered for the ranking.
Of the country’s largest cities by population — those with more than 300,000 people — Austin, Texas experienced the highest growth in 2017.
Atlanta came in at No. 11 on the list.
The AJC previously reported the city of Atlanta gained an estimated 9,900 residents in the past year.
Atlanta area's population growth
Population numbers from The Atlanta Regional Commission. By Stephanie Lamm/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
That’s more than double its running average annual growth rate of 4,214 since 2010.
According to Mike Carnathan, manager of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s research and analytics group, Atlanta had its strongest year of population growth since the Great Recession.
Along with that population growth, the city region has added 103,100 jobs in the past year, the AJC reported.
But while Atlanta's current job growth is mirroring that of the 2002-2007 housing boom, "to say it's normal and robust would be wrong," according to AJC business reporter Michael Kannell.
2017’s 15 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S., according to WalletHub
- Austin, Texas
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Denver, Colorado
- Seattle, Washington
- Nashville, Tennessee
- San Jose, California
- Miami, Florida
- Oakland, California
- San Francisco, California
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Aurora, Colorado
- Tampa, Florida
- Washington, D.C.