Manhattan listed as state’s fastest-growing city

By The Mercury

Manhattan is growing faster than any other big city in Kansas.

That’s according to a Washington Post piece published last week that showed the fastest-growing big city (defined as those above 50,000 people) in each state.

Manhattan topped the list of Kansas cities with 7.4 percent growth from 2010 to 2013, according to Census Bureau data.

The state’s second-place big city with the most growth for that period was Olathe with 4.8 percent.

Though they weren’t included in the Post’s list, some small cities still came out ahead. St. George, Grandview Plaza and Junction City all had higher rates of growth than Manhattan for 2010-13 at 11.4 percent, 10 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively.

Oh, and the fastest-growing big city in the nation? Cedar Park, Texas at 18.4 percent.

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