The nation's fastest growing metro areas

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Posted: Mar 26, 2015 3:22 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday show that six Florida metro areas were among the nation's top 20 fastest-growing cities in the United States.

Below are the 20 fastest growing metro areas, their populations in 2014 and the number of residents the metro areas grew by from July 2013 to July 2014.

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— The Villages, Florida: 114,350; 5,867

— Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and North Carolina: 417,668; 12,879

— Austin-Round Rock, Texas: 1.9 million; 57,496

— Odessa, Texas: 153,904; 4,382

— St. George, Utah: 151,948; 4,229

— Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida: 679,513; 18,177

— Bend-Redmond, Oregon: 170,388; 4,433

— Greeley, Colorado: 277,670; 7,110

— Midland, Texas: 161,290; 4,050

— Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida: 348,777; 8,671

— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas: 6.4 million; 156,371

— Fort Collins, Colorado: 324,122; 7,628

— Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, South Carolina: 203,022; 4,743

— Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama: 200,111; 4,668

— Raleigh, North Carolina: 1.2 million: 27,675

— Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida: 2.3 million; 50,335

— Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina: 727,689; 15,608

— North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida: 748,708; 16,049

— Panama City, Florida: 194,929; 4,158

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau's Population Estimates