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Concord among most rapidly expanding cities

Concord is the eighth most rapidly expanding city in 2014, according to financial and business website WalletHub. The study looked at metrics ranging from population growth to unemployment rate decrease to educational attainment to gross domestic product per capita.

Several North Carolina cities were represented in the top half of the rankings of 516 municipalities. Greenville ranked 4th; Asheville 13th; Fayetteville 32nd; Greensboro 61st; Raleigh 67th; and Durham 91st. Charlotte came in at 125th.

In the subcategories studied, Jacksonville ranked fourth-lowest for job growth.

The city at the top was Mission, Texas, followed by Irving, Texas; North Charleston, S.C., Greenville, and Edinburg, Texas.

The city at the bottom was Sunrise Manor, Nev. Rounding out the bottom five were Inglewood, Calif.; Waterbury, Conn.; Kendall, Fla.; and Skokie, Ill.

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