RALEIGH — Raleigh is the 10th fastest-growing large city in the United States. Seattle, Washington is the top of the pack, followed close behind by Fort Worth, Texas and Miami, Florida.
That’s according to a new report by digital media company 360 Quote.
According to its stats, the Oak City’s population grew by 38,196 from 2013 to 2018 — an 8.9 percent change in population. The fastest-growing age group: Ages 65 to 74 and the fastest-growing race/ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White.
The report gives a nod to Raleigh’s “several top-tier universities” and also calls it a “premier tech hub” with plenty of job opportunities.
“Retirees also find Raleigh appealing, with plenty of cultural offerings, low living costs, and mild winters,” the report notes.
Researchers at 360 Quote analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau over a five-year period.
Population growth was measured as the percentage increase or decrease in the population from 2013 to 2018. Researchers also calculated population changes by education level, age, and race/ethnicity to provide additional insight into the evolving demographics of each city.