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Photos: Ten fastest-growing U.S. cities, and where Denver lands

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If Denver has seemed a little more crowded over the past year or so, there's a reason.

Forbes has just released its list of America's fastest growing cities, and Denver made the top ten.

It's your call whether that qualifies as good news or not.

Where did the Mile High City land? Count down the roster below, complete with photos and Forbes data.

Number 10: Houston, Texas MSA: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas Median Pay: $72,100 2013 Population Growth Rate: 1.82% Unemployment Rate: 5.75% Number 9: Orlando, Florida MSA: Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla.Median Pay: $55,700 2013 Population Growth Rate: 1.82% Unemployment Rate: 5.76% Continue to keep counting down the ten fastest-growing U.S. cities. Number 8: Charlotte, North Carolina MSA: Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.Median Pay: $61,900 2013 Population Growth Rate: 1.92% Unemployment Rate: 6.96% Number 7: Ogden, Utah MSA: Ogden-Clearfield, UtahMedian Pay: $56,000 2013 Population Growth Rate: 2.05% Unemployment Rate: 4.03% Continue to keep counting down the ten fastest-growing U.S. cities. Number 6: Denver, Colorado MSA: Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colo. Median Pay: $64,900 2013 Population Growth Rate: 1.75% Unemployment Rate: 5.95% Number 5: Salt Lake City, Utah MSA: Salt Lake City, UtahMedian Pay: $62,200 2013 Population Growth Rate: 1.33% Unemployment Rate: 4% Continue to keep counting down the ten fastest-growing U.S. cities. Number 4: Dallas, Texas MSA: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TexasMedian Pay: $66,700 2013 Population Growth Rate: 1.91% Unemployment Rate: 5.83% Number 3: Phoenix, Arizona MSA: Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Ariz.Median Pay: $64,200 2013 Population Growth Rate: 1.67% Unemployment Rate: 6.4% Continue to keep counting down the ten fastest-growing U.S. cities. Number 2: Raleigh, North Carolina MSA: Raleigh-Cary, N.C.Median Pay: $64,800 2013 Population Growth Rate: 2.15% Unemployment Rate: 5.69% Number 1: Austin, Texas MSA: Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TexasMedian Pay: $64,000 2013 Population Growth Rate: 2.5% Unemployment Rate: 4.89%

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Lists & Weirdness archive from December: "Photos: Movoto's ten best American cities for 2013."

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