Fastest-growing city in Mississippi: Olive Branch

Number of households: 14,724
Change YOY: 4.56 percent
Change since 2000: 63.47 percent
Average household income: $102,803

Why: Olive Branch offers comfortable, uncongested living and employment less than 30 minutes from Memphis—"the cultural, financial, and distribution center of the Mid-South," according to the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce. Growth in the area has been attributed to migration from Memphis and growth of the casino resort complex in nearby Tunica County, according to desotocountyonline.
 
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