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According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, since 2010, the 10-county Atlanta region has grown by 8.3 percent -- or more than 372,000 residents.
The AJC previously reported that the city of Atlanta itself added an estimated 9,900 residents April 2016 to April 2017. That's more than double its running average annual growth rate of 4,214.
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Atlanta was also recently ranked among America's fastest-growing economies by personal finance website WalletHub. In addition to its population growth, the city region added 103,100 jobs in the past year.
Atlanta area's population growthPopulation numbers from The Atlanta Regional Commission. By Stephanie Lamm/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
And when it comes to a high quality of life, Atlanta was recognized as one of the best in the world by Mercer, the world's largest human resources consulting firm. Of the 231 global cities with the highest quality of life, only 17 American cities made the cut. Atlanta ranked 13th.
"The economy is doing great and the population is following," Mike Carnathan, manager of the ARC's research and analytics group, said in an August interview.
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Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas rounded out the top three on Penske’s list.
Here are the top 10 moving destinations of 2017, according to Penske:
- Dallas/Fort Worth
- Tampa/Sarasota, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
- Las Vegas
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Portland, Oregon
Explore the full list at blog.gopenske.com.