• MagnifyMoney looked at the 100 largest US metros to determine the "biggest boomtowns" in America.
  • In these up-and-coming cities, population and housing, workforce and employment opportunities, and business are booming.
  • Texas cities took up one-third of the top 15 metros, with Austin taking the top spot.

If you're looking for an up-and-coming city with a growing business scene, you won't find popular destinations like New York City or Los Angeles on any list.

Rather, Texas and parts of the Mountain region are taking over and considered the "biggest boomtowns" in America.

That's according to MagnifyMoney, which looked at the 100 largest metropolitan areas around the US and their change from 2011-2016 to determine which cities have the biggest influx of people, most work opportunities, and biggest business growth based on US Census data.

To calculate the ranking, every metro was scored on a scale of 100 in three categories:

  • People and housing: How many people are flocking to the area and is the metro keeping up, considering total population and housing units.
  • Workforce and employment opportunities: Unemployment rates, civilian labor force, and median earnings.
  • Growing industry: Rate of business and industry growth, including number of establishments and paid employees per paid period.

Each category was scored relative to other metros and looking at positive and negative changes in the area. The biggest positive change scores a 100, except unemployment rate, which was reversed in respect to the scale.

Below are the top 35 metros that showed the most people, business, and opportunity growth over a five-year period.

35. Greenville, South Carolina

35. Greenville, South CarolinaShutterstock/Sean Pavone

Population and housing score: 31.7

Workforce and earning score: 43.2

Business growth score: 38.3

34. Columbus, Ohio

34. Columbus, Ohiof11photo/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 31.9

Workforce and earning score: 38.9

Business growth score: 44.1

33. Omaha, Nebraska

33. Omaha, NebraskaEsme/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 38.2

Workforce and earning score: 44

Business growth score: 35.7

32. Atlanta, Georgia

32. Atlanta, Georgiaf11photo/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 37.1

Workforce and earning score: 30

Business growth score: 53.4

31. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Population and housing score: 45.6

Workforce and earning score: 44.4

Business growth score: 30.8

30. New Orleans, Louisiana

30. New Orleans, LouisianaGTS Productions/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 43.5

Workforce and earning score: 26.9

Business growth score: 50.7

29. Miami, Florida

29. Miami, Floridapisaphotography/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 31.1

Workforce and earning score: 31.5

Business growth score: 58.8

28. Phoenix, Arizona

28. Phoenix, ArizonaSean Pavone/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 45.5

Workforce and earning score: 28.9

Business growth score: 48.8

27. Grand Rapids, Michigan

27. Grand Rapids, MichiganMaria Dryfhout/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 19.5

Workforce and earning score: 53.3

Business growth score: 52

26. Las Vegas, Nevada

Population and housing score: 44.1

Workforce and earning score: 17.1

Business growth score: 64.2

25. Sarasota, Florida

25. Sarasota, FloridaShutterstock/Sean Pavone

Population and housing score: 37.7

Workforce and earning score: 38.1

Business growth score: 55.1

24. El Paso, Texas

24. El Paso, TexasBill Chizek/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 54.1

Workforce and earning score: 39.1

Business growth score: 38.5

23. Colorado Springs, Colorado

Population and housing score: 54.3

Workforce and earning score: 32.3

Business growth score: 45.8

22. San Francisco, California

Population and housing score: 31.6

Workforce and earning score: 47.5

Business growth score: 55.8

21. Portland, Oregon

21. Portland, OregonJosemaria Toscano/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 38.3

Workforce and earning score: 43.5

Business growth score: 57.6

20. Seattle, Washington

20. Seattle, WashingtonRoman Khomlyak/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 45.9

Workforce and earning score: 45.6

Business growth score: 49.4

19. San Jose, California

Population and housing score: 39.4

Workforce and earning score: 53.4

Business growth score: 49.5

18. Salt Lake City, Utah

Population and housing score: 46

Workforce and earning score: 48

Business growth score: 52.7

17. Fort Myers, Florida

17. Fort Myers, FloridaFloridaStock/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 44.2

Workforce and earning score: 36.5

Business growth score: 66.8

16. Durham, North Carolina

16. Durham, North CarolinaSean Pavone/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 55.9

Workforce and earning score: 42.2

Business growth score: 55.9

15. Des Moines, Iowa

15. Des Moines, Iowaf11photo/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 59.7

Workforce and earning score: 42.8

Business growth score: 52.5

14. Orlando, Florida

Population and housing score: 55.7

Workforce and earning score: 33.1

Business growth score: 67.6

13. Charlotte, North Carolina

13. Charlotte, North Carolinadigidreamgrafix/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 55.7

Workforce and earning score: 39.8

Business growth score: 64.2

12. Ogden, Utah

Population and housing score: 51.2

Workforce and earning score: 46.8

Business growth score: 63.3

11. Houston, Texas

11. Houston, Texasf11photo/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 77.7

Workforce and earning score: 41.9

Business growth score: 43.9

10. McAllen, Texas

Population and housing score: 60.3

Workforce and earning score: 62.2

Business growth score: 44.3

9. San Antonio, Texas

9. San Antonio, TexasSean Pavone/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 57.2

Workforce and earning score: 45.4

Business growth score: 64.5

8. Boise, Idaho

Population and housing score: 53.2

Workforce and earning score: 47.8

Business growth score: 67

7. Dallas, Texas

Population and housing score: 61.4

Workforce and earning score: 48.7

Business growth score: 64.4

6. Denver, Colorado

6. Denver, ColoradoAndrew Zarivny/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 52.2

Workforce and earning score: 58.3

Business growth score: 65.3

5. Nashville, Tennessee

5. Nashville, TennesseeScott Heaney/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 54.5

Workforce and earning score: 54.6

Business growth score: 72.9

4. Charleston, South Carolina

4. Charleston, South CarolinaSean Pavone/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 66.9

Workforce and earning score: 60.6

Business growth score: 71.7

3. Raleigh, North Carolina

3. Raleigh, North CarolinaSharkshock/Shutterstock

Population and housing score: 84.1

Workforce and earning score: 48.3

Business growth score: 70.8

2. Provo, Utah

Population and housing score: 79.9

Workforce and earning score: 52.2

Business growth score: 95.1

1. Austin, Texas

Population and housing score: 100

Workforce and earning score: 70.3

Business growth score: 93

-- This post originally appeared on  Business Insider.

Published on: Aug 13, 2018