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Phoenix among US cities that have changed the most in past decade

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PHOENIX — A recent ranking of the American cities that have seen the most change over the past ten years had Phoenix inside the top 15.

An analysis from MagnifyMoney ranked cities using a “change score,” which looked at how much certain metrics had changed within cities over the previous decade. Some of those metrics included income, crime rate, house prices, rent, resident age and traffic.

Phoenix came in at No. 14.

The highest-ranked changes for Phoenix were recent moves and resident age. In each of those two metrics, Phoenix saw the second-most change in the country. The most stagnant statistic — the area in which Phoenix saw the least amount of change in the 10-year period — was commute time.

The report said 61 percent of the residents in Phoenix had moved there in 2010 or later. As for resident age, the average Phoenix resident’s age went up by 2.8 years in the last decade.

The city with the most change? Austin, Texas.

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