Mansfield Among Top Cities on the Rise in Texas
NerdWallet considers population, employment and income growth
San Francisco, CA (March 19, 2014) – NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the fastest growing cities in Texas – and Mansfield ranked second.
To compile this ranking, NerdWallet evaluated 126 cities, towns and census-designated places and examined the following variables:
- Population growth
- Employment growth
- Income growth
“In Mansfield, strong population and job growth launched the city near the top of our list,” NerdWallet analyst Maggie Clark said. “The area’s population increased by 33.9% and the percentage of people employed increased by 5.6% from 2009 to 2012.”
In addition, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center announced plans to add 200 new jobs by creating a new wing of the hospital, and Chicago-based Klein Tools announced a plan to add 585 jobs in Mansfield when they open a new advanced manufacturing technology center in town. Klein chose Mansfield in part because of incentives from The Texas Enterprise Fund, which was created by Governor Rick Perry to entice businesses to relocate to Texas.
Mansfield, located south of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, is part of the 10-county North Texas region expected to grow to as many as 12.3 million residents by 2030, according to Vision North Texas, a public-private-academic partnership committed to planning for growth in the region.
Other places in the top 20 include The Woodlands, TX and Greenville, TX. See the full study here.
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