#9: Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, S.C.
Population in 2000: 196,629
Population in 2010: 269,291
Almost 14 million people visit Myrtle Beach each
year, but the area has also attracted more than 70,000 permanent
residents or second homeowners in the past decade. Tourism dominates the
area's economy, but the construction and aviation industries also have a
presence. Residents and vacationers alike enjoy the city's wide
beaches, world-class golf courses and more than 2,000 restaurants.