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4 Carolinas communities among the nation’s fastest-growing

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four communities in the Carolinas, including three on the South Carolina coast, are among the fastest-growing areas in the United States.

Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday show the Myrtle Beach area, the Charleston area and Beaufort County again made the list of the 20-fastest-growing areas in the nation.

The Myrtle Beach area was the nation’s second-fastest growing metro area from 2014 to 2015 with a population increase of 3.5 percent.

Beaufort County grew at a 2.6 percent rate and was No. 11 on the list while the Charleston area posted 2.4 percent growth and was 19th.

The only North Carolina location on the list was Raleigh, which was No. 16.

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