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The number of households is predicted to grow an overall 98 percent throughout the U.S., according to a recent study done by Pitney Bowes. Some metro areas in Utah have been ranked some of the fastest growing in the nation. Take a look at the 30 metro areas expected to grow the most by 2017.

30 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
k1ng via flickr

Households in 2012: 1,969,898

Projected Households in 2017: 2,075,415

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.4 percent

29 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
kla4067 via flickr

Households in 2012: 624,014

Projected Households in 2017: 657,493

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.4 percent

28 Tallahassee, FL
freestone via flickr

Households in 2012: 143,727

Projected Households in 2017: 151,562

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.5 percent

27 Port St. Lucie, FL
wallyg via flickr

Households in 2012: 173,318

Projected Households in 2017: 182,823

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.5 percent

26 Ogden-Clearfield, UT
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Households in 2012: 177,157

Projected Households in 2017: 186,880

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.5 percent

25 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
hyku via flickr

Households in 2012: 805,796

Projected Households in 2017: 850,864

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.6 percent

24 Wilmington, NC
HarshLight via flickr

Households in 2012: 153,811

Projected Households in 2017: 162,697

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.8 percent

23 Huntsville, AL
Godverbs via flickr

Households in 2012: 170,819

Projected Households in 2017: 180,791

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.8 percent

22 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
ezz_eddie via flickr

Households in 2012: 262,941

Projected Households in 2017: 278,347

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.9 percent

21 Olympia, WA
Frank Fujimoto via flickr

Households in 2012: 100,941

Projected Households in 2017: 106,872

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.9 percent

20 Reno-Sparks, NV
Alan Cordova via flickr

Households in 2012: 166,777

Projected Households in 2017: 176,609

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.9 percent

19 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
merfam via flickr

Households in 2012: 175,954

Projected Households in 2017: 186,388

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 5.9 percent

18 Columbia, SC
Ron Cogswell via flickr

Households in 2012: 298,557

Projected Households in 2017: 316,723

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.1 percent

17 Clarksville, TN-KY
SeeMidTN.com via flickr

Households in 2012: 102,692

Projected Households in 2017: 108,962

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.1 percent

16 Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (Metro Division)
yumievriwan via flickr

Households in 2012: 785,628

Projected Households in 2017: 833,991

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.2 percent

15 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO
Curtis Cronn via flickr

Households in 2012: 121,699

Projected Households in 2017: 129,216

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.2 percent

14 Colorado Springs, CO
flowercat via flickr

Households in 2012: 248,724

Projected Households in 2017: 264,183

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.2 percent

13 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC
Curtis and Eric via flickr

Households in 2012: 114,222

Projected Households in 2017: 121,372

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.3 percent

12 Bakersfield-Delano, CA
kla4067 via flickr

Households in 2012: 255,261

Projected Households in 2017: 271,724

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.4 percent

11 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
Mr. Jincks via flickr

Households in 2012: 206,884

Projected Households in 2017: 220,290

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.5 percent

10 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
final_station via flickr

Households in 2012: 221,596

Projected Households in 2017: 236,116

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.6 percent

9 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
myrtlebeachblog via flickr

Households in 2012: 683,543

Projected Households in 2017: 728,538

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.6 percent

8 Jacksonville, FL
Areopagus via flickr

Households in 2012: 533,509

Projected Households in 2017: 568,859

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.6 percent

7 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
KM&G-Morris

Households in 2012: 2,111,564

Projected Households in 2017: 2,252,126

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.7 percent

6 Ocala, FL
StevenM_61 via flickr

Households in 2012: 139,664

Projected Households in 2017: 149,281

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 6.9 percent

5 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
StuSeeger via flickr

Households in 2012: 776,007

Projected Households in 2017: 831,024

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 7.1 percent

4 Raleigh-Cary, NC
Jeanette Runyon via flickr

Households in 2012: 441,202

Projected Households in 2017: 472,777

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 7.2 percent

3 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX
Virginia Guard Public Affairs via flickr

Households in 2012: 145,575

Projected Households in 2017: 156,043

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 7.2 percent

2 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
atmtx via flickr

Households in 2012: 667,168

Projected Households in 2017: 716,242

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 7.4 percent

1 Provo-Orem, UT
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Households in 2012: 146,567

Projected Households in 2017: 157,441

Projected percent change 2012-2017: 7.4 percent