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Top 12 Up-And-Coming Cities

Good news is difficult to come by these days, especially when it comes to economic matters. That's why it's a welcome relief to see a few cities that have seen job-market improvements in an economy...

Good news is difficult to come by these days, especially when it comes to economic matters.

That's why it's a welcome relief to see a few cities that have seen job-market improvements in an economy that has hindered any large-scale national growth. If you are looking to find a new job and a new life in a not-so-faraway land, consider one of these 12 cities.

The Street, a digital financial media company, compiled data using Census Bureau and Department of Labor Statistics to find the up-and-coming hot spots Americans are settling into. They looked some of the following factors: Population growth rate, income appreciation, employment rate and the amount of migration into the area.

Here are the 12 cities that fared the best in these areas:

Up-And-Coming Cities: Job-Market Growth

Rank City % Increase in Employment
1 Arlington, Va. 0.5%
2 Bronx N.Y. 0.2%
3 Brooklyn, N.Y. 0.2%

Arlington Virginia image
Arlington, Va. — (Courtesy of Arlington Economic Development)

Up-And-Coming Cities: Population Growth

Rank City % Increase in Employment 1 Raleigh, N.C. +36.6%
1 Arlington, Va. 0.5% 2 Las Vegas, Nev. +35.6%
2 Bronx N.Y. 0.2% 3 Austin, Texas +32.2%
3 Brooklyn, N.Y. 0.2%
Rank City % Change

Up-And-Coming Cities: Migration Rate

Rank City % Increase in Employment 1 Raleigh, N.C. +36.6% 1 Phoenix, Az. +717,353
1 Arlington, Va. 0.5% 2 Las Vegas, Nev. +35.6% 2 Atlanta, Ga. +599,183
2 Bronx N.Y. 0.2% 3 Austin, Texas +32.2% 3 Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas +573,584
3 Brooklyn, N.Y. 0.2%
Rank City % Change Rank City Population Increase

Phoenix, Arizona downtown photo
Phoenix, Ariz. — (Courtesy Phoenix Tourism)

Up-And-Coming Cities: Income

Rank City % Increase in Employment 1 Raleigh, N.C. +36.6% 1 Phoenix, Az. +717,353 1 Biloxi, Miss. +17.5%
1 Arlington, Va. 0.5% 2 Las Vegas, Nev. +35.6% 2 Atlanta, Ga. +599,183 2 New Orleans, La. +16.9%
2 Bronx N.Y. 0.2% 3 Austin, Texas +32.2% 3 Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas +573,584 3 Manhattan, Kan. +13.7%
3 Brooklyn, N.Y. 0.2%
Rank City % Change Rank City Population Increase Rank City Increase in Income

If you are looking for a good place to relocate to but haven't been sold on one yet, read more about America's top cities.

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