Which cities are growing faster than their suburbs? NYC, for one

But high-tech knowledge economies and energy centers lead the pack

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Jun.June 23, 2014 04:45 PM

Many cities are still growing faster than their suburbs, but the pace of urban growth has slackened in recent years. A closer look gives some clues about what types of cities are growing at the fastest clip.

From 2012 to 2013, cities in the top 51 metro areas grew 1.02 percent, down from a 1.13 percent growth rate the year before, reports CityLab. Meanwhile growth in surrounding suburbs was roughly flat at 0.96 percent.

The New York metro area is still beating out its burbs, but it is growing more slowly than “high-tech knowledge economies,” according to CityLab. Those cities include DC, San Jose, Austin, Raleigh-Cary, Denver and Seattle.

Ditto that for energy centers such as Houston, Oklahoma City and New Orleans. In all, cities in 19 metros are growing faster than suburbs. The 30 urban centers where the opposite is true are concentrated in the Rustbelt and the Sunbelt, excluding Phoenix, Orlando and San Antonio.

CityLab notes that while the number of cities outpacing their suburbs is down from 27 between 2010 and 2011, just five metros achieved that feat over the course of the last decade. [CityLab] — Tom DiChristopher


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