Need more room? Once again, US suburbs are beckoning

With the Big Three California population centers of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego so crowded, it's no surprise that people interested in affordable suburban living are turning elsewhere. Example: Lincoln, Calif., on the outskirts of Sacramento. An All America City in 2006, it's 236 percent larger now than it was in 2000, which, according to, makes it the fastest-growing suburb in the nation. Looking in the other direction, Texas leads the nation with 20 of the 100 top-growth 'burbs, a dozen of which are in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The fastest-growing US suburbs, with the percentage increase in population of each since 2000, according to

1. Lincoln, Calif. 236.8%
2. Buckeye, Ariz. 191.9%
3. Surprise, Ariz. 165.6%

4. Goodyear, Ariz. 142.9%

5. Plainfield, Ill. 133.9%
6. Beaumont, Calif. 130.5%
7. Frisco, Texas 128.0%
8. Wylie, Texas 109.3%
9. Avondale, Ariz. 102.4%
10. Woodstock, Ga. 100.8%

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