Whether it's an oil boom or an influx of tech jobs, the populations of these 10 cities grew faster than in any other major metro area between July 2012 and July 2013, according to data from the Census Bureau.
The city is a leader in the growing field of modeling and simulation. It's also a major industrial site with Lockheed Martin(LMT), General Dynamics(GD) and Siemens(SI) all running production lines there.
And with median home prices of around $155,000, nearly every working family can afford to buy a home.
Source: Based on U.S. Census Bureau population data for July 1, 2012 through July 1, 2013. Rankings are based on largest percentage population growth in metro areas with a population of one million or more.
By Les Christie@CNNMoney - Last updated March 27 2014 12:25 AM ET