CS cited as nation’s second-fastest growing city

8077436819_f298c5ce37_h[1]By Colin Killian, Public Communications Office

Everyone knows College Station has been growing faster than Speedy Noil on a kick return, especially after our population surpassed the 100,000 mark in January.

But until today, that growth hadn’t been fully quantified.

NerdWallet, a financial literacy website, crunched the latest latest U.S. Census data and determined that College Station is the nation’s second-fastest growing city – of any size – since 2009.

The research included more than 500 of the largest American cities and ranked the top 20 based on growth in the working-age population, growth in the percentage of residents in the workforce, and growth in median income for workers.

Apparently, the only city in the country growing faster than College Station is Boulder, Colo. We’re the only Texas city in the top 10, but congrats to Bryan for ranking No. 17.

The only other Texas cities in the top 20 are Midland (No. 12), and McKinney (No. 20).

Here’s the NerdWallet write-up about College Station:

  1. College Station, Texas
    The hometown of Texas A&M University has seen rapid growth in its population since 2009. While College Station’s population grew at a rate of almost 18%, the average income also saw a substantial increase, rising by more than 25%.
    The Research Valley Partnership, a program affiliated with Texas A&M, helps businesses expand and also attracts new companies to the College Station area.

Click here to see the entire list and the methodology used.


About the Author

Colin Killian has been the City of College Station’s communications/marketing specialist since 2010. Prior to joining the city, he served 23 years as associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletic Department, worked for the United States Olympic Committee, and was a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewsiville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., he graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in journalism.