Recent data from the Census Bureau shows that median household income rose 5.2% from 2014 to 2015 and their 2015 American Community Survey shows where these gains were seen. Wall Street Journal staffer Josh Zumburn reports on this new survey that shows the South is where median household incomes are rising the fastest.

Of the 50 biggest metros in America, Nashville, Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta lead the way in household income gains. Seven of the top 15 metros on the list are from the South:

The southern U.S. has grown faster than the rest of the country for some time. Already the largest Census region in 2000, with 35.6% of the U.S. population, it’s since grown to 37.7%. Southern cities, in general, have lower costs of living than their counterparts on the coasts, making the region appealing for migration.

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