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September 6, 2013

Survey lists Parker among top growth counties in U.S.

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Riley said Parker County is in a favorable geographic location that offers people a chance to live in communities with good schools but within easy reach of everything the Metroplex has to offer, as well as enjoying the expanding retail, entertainment and dining options within the county.

“We have all the quality of life issues people seek when moving to a smaller environment,” Riley said. “Excellent schools, churches and a choice in living style, be it in a town or in a rural setting. The growth of retail choices across the county are enhancements, as well. I believe when people choose Parker County to live, and I think it is important we are sensitive to the fact they ‘choose’ to live here, they see a community with vision and commitment to our past heritage and future generations.”

Fastest Growing

The website NerdWallet analyzed U.S. census data of 750 counties from across the U.S. for the period 2007-2011 to determine a ranking of the top growth counties  based on adult population growth, employment rate growth and median income growth. The Top 12 counties were:

1. Orleans Parish, La.

2. Guadalupe County, Texas

3. Kendall County, Ill.

4. White County, Ark.

5. Elmore County, Ala.

6. Fort Bend County, Texas

7. Loudoun County, Va.

8. Williamson County, Texas

9. Monongaila County, W. Va.

10. Comanche County, Okla.

11. Parker County, Texas

12. Canadian County, Okla.

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