The fastest-growing cities since the recession

by Ryan Streeter on June 18, 2013. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

Joel Kotkin looks today at the fastest-growing metro areas with populations above 200,000 since the recession (list below).

I found this line especially interesting:

New Orleans is one of six cities where the population of the core has grown more in total numbers than the surrounding suburbs. (The other five are New York; San Jose, Calif.; Providence, R.I.; Columbus, Ohio; and San Antonio.) This is also a product of the fact that, when the Greater New Orleans region began to recover, the return to the suburban regions, for the most part, came before that to the city.

As Joel notes elsewhere, 3/4 of all metro area residents live in the suburbs, not the core city, so urban enthusiasts might do well to study the six cities mentioned above to see what they’re doing differently.

OK, so you have it, here are the 25 fastest growing post-recession cities:

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  • Taylor Beery

    So the next obvious question is…when are you going to come check out the Big Easy Streeter? A lot going on…I give Keller all the credit. Hope you’re well.