These are the 17 fastest growing cities in America

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Which is America's Fastest-Growing Big City?

People are always moving around. Whether for a job, family, or a whole host of other reasons many Americans are jumping from one city to another.

The US Census Bureau released its newest data on the population of American cities Thursday, and some metro areas are seeing huge growth.

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We've compiled the top 17 metropolitan areas with population growth of 2.5% or more between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015.

An overwhelming majority of the regions are in the South, with 13 of the 17 metros coming from under the Mason-Dixon line. The West also does well with representatives from Utah, Oregon, and Colorado.

Check out the full list below.

17 fastest-growing cities in America
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These are the 17 fastest growing cities in America

17. St. George, Utah, metro area

2014 Population: 151,876
2015 Population: 155,602
Percent Change: 2.5%

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16. Raleigh, North Carolina, metro area

2014 Population: 1,243,035
2015 Population: 1,273,568
Percent Change: 2.5%

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15. College Station-Bryan, Texas, metro area

2014 Population: 242,919
2015 Population: 249,156
Percent Change: 2.6%

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14. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida, metro area

2014 Population: 348,355
2015 Population: 357,305
Percent Change: 2.6%

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13. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, metro area

2014 Population: 2,326,729
2015 Population: 2,387,138
Percent Change: 2.6%

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12. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, South Carolina, metro area

2014 Population: 202,137
2015 Population: 207,413
Percent Change: 2.6%

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11. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, metro area

2014 Population: 748,795
2015 Population: 768,918
Percent Change: 2.7%

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10. Fort Collins, Colorado, metro area

2014 Population: 324,657
2015 Population: 333,577
Percent Change: 2.7%

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9. Punta Gorda, Florida, metro area

2014 Population: 168,437
2015 Population: 173,115
Percent Change: 2.8%

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8. Bend-Redmond, Oregon, metro area

2014 Population: 170,398
2015 Population: 175,268
Percent Change: 2.9%

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7. Austin-Round Rock, Texas, metro area

2014 Population: 1,943,465
2015 Population: 2,000,860
Percent Change: 3.0%

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6. Greeley, Colorado, metro area

2014 Population: 276,379
2015 Population: 285,174
Percent Change: 3.2%

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5. Odessa, Texas, metro area

2014 Population: 154,399
2015 Population: 159,436
Percent Change: 3.3%

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4. Midland, Texas, metro area

2014 Population: 161,440
2015 Population: 166,718
Percent Change: 3.3%

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3. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida, metro area

2014 Population: 679,233
2015 Population: 701,982
Percent Change: 3.3%

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2. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-North Carolina, metro area

2014 Population: 417,177
2015 Population: 431,964
Percent Change: 3.5%

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1. The Villages, Florida, metro area

2014 Population: 114,000
2015 Population: 118,891
Percent Change: 4.3%

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