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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.

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.