In its fourth annual study, SmartAsset delved into unemployment, GDP, migration and housing data to uncover the top American boomtowns of 2017, and Round Rock ranks in the ninth spot!
Round Rock is one of only two non-Florida cities in the top 10. The highlights include a net migration rate of 2% relative to overall population, a housing construction boom equal to a 5.2% year-over-year growth from 2015 to 2016 and GDP growth of 4.9%. The GDP number may be the most important as it shows how productive the overall economy is. In that metric Round Rock ranks 40th out of 581 cities.
Details on the study, including full methodology and rankings, can be found here: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/boomtowns-2017.