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If you’re looking to move to a city with a low unemployment rate and higher median salary, you may want to consider one of these 20 locations!

Every year, Forbes publishes a list of the 20 fastest growing cities in the U.S. The list is based on the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the country and rated by six metrics including estimated rates of population growth, year-over-year job growth, and economic growth.

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Raleigh, North Carolina
  3. Phoenix, Arizona
  4. Dallas, Texas
  5. Salt Lake City, Utah
  6. Denver, Colorado
  7. Ogden, Utah
  8. Charlotte, North Carolina
  9. Orlando, Florida
  10. Houston, Texas
  11. Seattle, Washington
  12. Atlanta, Georgia
  13. Provo, Utah
  14. Cape Coral, Florida
  15. Palm Bay, Florida
  16. Boise, Idaho
  17. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  18. North Port, Florida
  19. San Jose, California
  20. San Antonio, Texas

This article can be found in its original form on Forbes.

Photos: Homes for sale via Househappy.org

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New Orleans made all three lists, photo via Forbes

Do you ever wonder where different age groups are moving to in the U.S? Demographer Wendell Cox studied migration patterns from 2007 to 2012 among three different age groups to see what cities they were moving to.

A significant number of young people moved to bigger cities to live the urban life, but as they aged the suburbs were where they settled down to start a family. The three groups studied were people who were 15-29, 30-44 and 45-59 in 2007. In 2012, five years later, the differences in population changes from 51 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas were recorded.

Here are the top five cities from each age group:

Youth magnet cities

  1. San Francisco – Growth in young adult population, 2007-12: 20.7%
  2. Seattle – Growth in young adult population, 2007-12: 20.3%
  3. Washington, D.C.-VA-MD – Growth in young adult population, 2007-12: 18.1%
  4. Austin – Growth in young adult population, 2007-12: 18.1%
  5. Orlando – Growth in young adult population, 2007-12: 17.6%

Workers in their prime

  1. New Orleans – Growth in population of 30-44 age cohort in 2007 by 2012, when they were 35-49: 19.3%
  2. Miami – Growth in population, 2007-12: 8.8%
  3. San Antonio – Growth in population, 2007-12: 7.8%
  4. Raleigh – Growth in population, 2007-12: 7.4%
  5. Charlotte – Growth in population, 2007-12: 7.2%

Mature workers

  1. New Orleans – Increase in population of 45-59 age cohort in 2007 by 2012, when they were 50-64: 7.9%
  2. Riverside-San Bernardino – Growth in population, 2007-12: 7.4%
  3. San Antonio – Growth in population, 2007-12: 7.3%
  4. Tampa-St. Petersburg – Growth in population, 2007-12: 5%
  5. Austin – Growth in population, 2007-12: 3.7%

The article can be found in its original form on FORBES.

Map by Zara Matheson of the Martin Prosperity Institute, via The Atlantic.

We all know that Silicon Valley is a hot spot for the tech industry, but you may be surprised at some of the other locations that made this list of 25 leading locations for high-tech information jobs.

The map above identifies the concentration of high-tech jobs by county, based on data collected in an analysis by Michael Mandel of the Progressive Policy Institute.

Top 25: PPI Tech/Info Jobs Index

This post can be found in its original form at The Atlantic Cities