Two cities in the Boise area are growing faster than others, and that's setting up the area for long-term prosperity.

If you live in Nampa or Merdian, you've probably had some new neighbors move in over the past year or so.  New people might make the lines longer at the Chic-Fil-A drive-thru and crowd the Greenbelt a smidge, but overall, the growth is a good thing.

Wallethub says Nampa and Meridian are two of the fastest-growing cities in America, and the population surge is a sign that we're on the edge of a lasting cycle of growth in the Treasure Valley.

This side of the U.S. is a popular place to be.  Five of the 15 cities with the largest population gains between 2010 and 2019 were located in the West.

The Fastest Growing Cities in America, according to Wallethub

1 Fort Myers, FL
2 Bend, OR
3 Meridian, ID
4 Milpitas, CA
5 Enterprise, NV
6 Frisco, TX
7 Town 'n' Country, FL
8 Round Rock, TX
9 Mount Pleasant, SC
10 Nampa, ID

Wallethub didn't just look at population growth, but also growth in jobs, income, and the economy in general.

I grew up in a town of 720 people in rural Nebraska and its population is still hovering around 700, so this is awesome!  Living in an area where there is new construction, opportunity, and well, people makes everything better, even if they do make the line longer at Albertsons and get the last of the donuts at Guru Donuts.  It all helps the economy.

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