Full steam ahead
Dallas neighbor chugs toward top spot among fastest-growing cities in U.S.
Frisco just keeps heading down the growth track. A new ranking puts it at No. 6 among the country’s fastest-growing cities.
The ranking, published October 12 by the WalletHub personal finance website, looked at seven years of growth data for 515 U.S. cities. WalletHub compared the cities across 17 metrics, including population growth, economic growth, and job growth.
In the end, Frisco fared well:
- It tied for No. 1 in the category of highest job growth.
- It tied for first place in the category of highest population growth.
- It ranked fourth among midsize cities for the highest growth rate overall.
Frisco continues to attract the interest of major employers. For instance, Keurig Dr Pepper announced in 2019 that it was moving its headquarters from Plano to Frisco. A year earlier, the PGA of America said it would relocate its headquarters from Florida to Frisco. Construction continues on both of those projects. Meanwhile, work is underway on the new University of North Texas campus in Frisco. And, of course, it's home to the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters.
From 2013 through 2017, Frisco corralled 93 corporate relocation, retention, and expansion projects. The potential investment of those projects added up to nearly $4.4 billion, with more than 45,500 jobs potentially created or kept.
It's no wonder that Frisco keeps earning spots on national rankings. In 2018, Money named Frisco the best place to live in America. And the city even appeared atop a recent ranking of the country’s best places to be stuck at home during the pandemic. The city recently grabbed the No. 3 spot on WalletHub's list of among the best cities to buy a house.
Other Dallas-Fort Worth cities that showed up among WalletHub's top 30 fastest-growing cities were McKinney (No. 11) and Richardson (No. 30).
Five other Texas cities made the top 30:
- Round Rock, No. 8
- Sugar Land, No. 16
- Midland, No. 17
- College Station, No. 20
- Pearland, No. 26