Have you ever wondered whether or not you live in one of Alabama’s fastest growing cities? Recently, HomeSnacks.net published a list that included the fastest growing cities in Alabama. They got their results by analyzing U.S. Census data from 2010-2014 to calculate the growth rate for all 105 Alabama cities with a population of more than 5,000.
According to HomeSnacks’ calculation, these are Alabama’s 10 fastest growing cities:
1. Pike Road
Pike Road, located in Montgomery County, has the honor of being number one on the list. In 2014, its population was 6,605. From 2010-2014, the city had an impressive growth rate of 30.22%.
Chelsea is a suburb of Birmingham and has been called "the number one family city in Alabama." From 2010-2014, Chelsea's growth rate was 20.09%.
Calera is located in both Shelby and Chilton counties. It was incorporated in 1887, and one of its main attractions is the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. Calera's population was 12,376 in 2014. Between the years 2010-2014, its growth rate was 19.3%.
4. Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores, one of Alabama's top vacation spots, is located in Baldwin County. This beach city's growth rate was 16.47% between the years 2010-2014.
Foley is a beautiful coastal community that, like Gulf Shores, is located in Baldwin County. It has many wonderful parks that attract both residents and visitors. Foley's population was 15,428 in 2014. From 2010-2014, its growth rate was 13.69%.
6. Phenix City
Phenix City is the county seat of Russell County. What attracts people to this city is the number of recreational, educational and cultural opportunities. In 2014, its population was 35,753. Its growth rate was 12.77% between the years 2010-2014.
Fairhope, located in Baldwin County, is one of Alabama's most charming cities. From 2010-2014, it had a growth rate of 11.62%.
Auburn is located in Lee County and is home to Auburn University. Its motto is "The Loveliest Village on the Plains." Auburn's growth rate was 11.61% between the years 2010-2014.
Madison is located approximately 10 miles west of Huntsville. This up-and-coming city is well known for its high-quality schools and high-tech companies. Madison's population was 44,866 in 2014, and its growth rate from 2010-2014 was 11.35%.
10. Spanish Fort
Coming in at number 10 on the list is Spanish Fort. Spanish Fort is located in Baldwin County on Mobile Bay's eastern shore. In 2014, its population was 7,357. Between the years 2010-2014, Spanish Fort's growth rate was 11.07%.