For the second year in a row Austin ranks #1 among large U.S. cities in a study measuring areas with the fastest-growing economy. WalletHub compared the socio-economic strengths of 515 U.S. communities to put together its study. WalletHub based their rankings on 10 key metrics while using the timeframe of 2009-2015 in their study.  Population growth and rate of unemployment decrease were among some of the metrics measured.


When factoring in cities of all sizes Austin still makes in in the top 30 list at No. 26. Here are the 10 large cities with the fastest-growing economies according to WalletHub:

  1. Austin TX (List of Austin Major Employers)

  2. Bakersfield CA

  3. Charlotte NC

  4. Denver CO

  5. Aurora CO

  6. Corpus Christi TX

  7. Fort Worth TX

  8. San Jose CA

  9. Riverside CA

  10. Seattle WA


Interestingly when looking at the top 10 cities for economic growth overall regardless of the city size Texas cities make up half of the list! You can see this list below:


  1. Frisco TX

  2. League City TX

  3. Lehigh Acres FL

  4. Kent WA

  5. Surprise AZ

  6. Meridian ID

  7. Midland TX

  8. McKinney TX

  9. Concord NC

  10. Bryan TX


See the full WalletHub report here