Report: Katy leads nation in growth

January 6, 2011 8:55:28 AM PST
Think Katy is growing quickly? You're not alone. According to the Gadberry Group, which ranks growth areas in the U.S., Katy leads the nation. The top 10 communities on the list had average household growth of 150% from 2000 to 2010, compared to last year's list average of 170% from 2000 to 2009.

Gadberry Group principal Larry Martin says despite recent economic hardships, some of the nation's most resilient areas continue to grow.

"This year the number-one spot went to Katy, Texas, where household growth seems unaffected by the economic conditions that challenge many parts of the nation," Martin said in a press release. "Katy topped the list with an 8.71 percent increase in households from 2009 to 2010."

Texas dominated the survey, landing four communities in the top 10.

Here's the compete top 10 list:

  • Katy, Texas (Houston suburb)
  • Haslet, Texas (Fort Worth suburb)
  • Keller, Texas (Fort Worth suburb)
  • Queen Creek, Arizona (Phoenix suburb)
  • Lehigh Acres, Florida (Fort Myers suburb)
  • Frisco, Texas (Dallas suburb)
  • Casa Grande, Arizona (Phoenix suburb)
  • South Jordan, Utah (Salt Lake City suburb)
  • Lincoln, California (Sacramento suburb)
  • Cary, North Carolina (Raleigh suburb)

Click here to find out how Gadberry Group reached the rankings and learn more about the communities on the list.