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Chicago Heights, South Holland ranked fastest growing cities in Illinois

…[Nerd Wallet’s] top 10 fastest-growing cities in Illinois ranged from diverse suburbs to college towns to regional hubs.[Their] analysis examines the following variables to determine which areas are experiencing the fastest growth:

1. Population growth. [They]  measured growth in the working-age population from 2009 to 2012.

2. Employment growth. [They] evaluated growth in the percentage of employed residents from 2009 to 2012.

3. Income growth. [They] calculated growth in the median income for workers from 2009 to 2012.

The Top 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in Illinois

1. Chicago Heights

It was Chicago Heights’ mix of employment growth, population growth and income growth that earned it the top spot on our list. In Chicago Heights, the median income increased by 10.3% between 2009 and 2012 and the city added more than 1,500 residents during that time, according to U.S. Census data…Please click here to read Maggie Clark’s blog post on Nerd Wallet.

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