Sugar Land ranks among 10 fastest growing cities in US over last decade

The nation’s growth continues to slow, but Sugar Land, Texas’ population bucked that trend over the last decade.

U.S. population growth slowed from an annual average of 0.97% in the 2000s to 0.66% in the 2010s, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

However, Sugar Land’s population grew by nearly 50% over the last decade.

According to the study, suburban areas in southern states saw the biggest booms. A Brookings Institution study found that the urban growth that kicked off the last decade slowed as the economy improved and the housing market recovered.

According to Stacker, the 10 fastest-growing cities were:

Frisco, Texas (59.7%)

Enterprise, Nevada (57.6%)

Lehigh Acres, Florida (53.4%)

Sugar Land, Texas (49.3%)

McKinney, Texas (45%)

Meridian, Idaho (41.8%)

San Tan Valley, Arizona (41.3%)

Kent, Washington (39.8%)

Pearland, Texas (36.9%)

Riverview, Florida (35.5%)