Cities are constantly evolving, and not always in the same ways. While one city may have solid finances and a growing population, another may see its people and prosperity trickle away.
While the specific reasons behind a city’s features are unique, there are common data points that apply to cities across the country. To identify U.S. cities’ fates and fortunes, the FinanceBuzz team examined more than 100 of America’s biggest cities and found the fastest-rising and fastest-declining places in the country.
San Francisco, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; and New York, New York, are the fastest-declining cities in the United States.
Frisco, Texas; Gilbert, Arizona; and Chandler, Arizona, are among the fastest-rising cities nationwide.
Texas has four cities that rank in the top 25 fastest-declining metropolitan areas.