Forbes Ranks Raleigh No. 1 in U.S. for Increase in Young Families



Forbes and demographer Wendell Cox ranked the regions in the U.S. with the biggest increases in children 5-17 and Raleigh NC came in on top at #1.


Raleigh has had an almost 50% increase in residents in this age bracket over the last ten years. There are 70,000 more kids in the Triangle now than a decade ago. The region also experienced the second-highest overall population increase, the second-biggest surge in educated migrants and the third-highest job growth over the past two decades. It also ranked among those regions seeing the biggest jump in new immigrants. The Triangle Area’s strong economy and low cost of living are the main factors contributing to the enormous growth that they are experiencing.


Here are the top 10:



  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Austin, TX
  4. Charlotte, NC
  5. Phoenix, AZ
  6. Atlanta, GA
  7. Dallas, TX
  8. Orlando, FL
  9. Houston, TX
  10. San Antonio, TX



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