Tifton Listed In The Top 10 Fastest Growing Micro Areas

June 15, 2012 by source

Micro Areas

•As of July 1, 2011, the nation’s 576 micro areas contained 31.0 million people — 10 percent of the total population.
•Twenty-one of the 50 fastest-growing micro areas between 2010 and 2011 were in the South, 17 in the West, 11 in the Midwest and one in the Northeast.
•Four micro areas were both among the 10 fastest growing and the 10 highest numeric gaining between 2010 and 2011: The Villages, Fla.; Dunn, N.C.; Statesboro, Ga.; and Minot, N.D.
•The most populous micro area was Seaford, Del., with a 2011 population of 200,000, followed by Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, S.C., and Torrington, Conn. (190,000 and 189,000, respectively). Overall, 47 micro areas had 2011 populations of 100,000 or more, compared with 45 as of 2010.

The 10 Fastest Growing Micro Areas from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2011
Percent
Increase
1. Williston, N.D. 8.8
2. The Villages, Fla. 4.6
3. Andrews, Texas 4.5
4. Dickinson, N.D. 4.0
5. Dunn, N.C. 4.0
6. Statesboro, Ga. 3.8
7. Heber, Utah 3.8
8. Minot, N.D. 3.6
9. Tifton, Ga. 3.3
10. Guymon, Okla. 3.3