According to Nerd Wallet, Harrisonburg currently ranks as the fastest growing city in Virginia beating out surrounding cities such as Charlottesville, Staunton and Blacksburg to snag the top overall ranking. Harrisonburg’s staggering growth is linked to its 32.1% median income growth between 2009 and 2012 according to Nerd Wallet’s Maggie Clark. I always knew something was going on in this town, so it’s a relief to see it backed up by empirical data.
Nerd Wallet’s rankings were based on three contributing factors: population growth, employment growth, and income growth with each category weighed equally. For a full list of Nerd Wallet’s rankings, please visit their website and read the article here.