This chart only includes cities if they grew 200 percent or more between any two successive decades and if they had certain population thresholds. According to the census, those thresholds are "10,000 or more for the period 1790-1890; 25,000 for the period 1910-1950; and 50,000 for the period 1950-2010."
It's a little difficult to parse, but there's still some cool stuff here. Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Phoenix, Arizona, after World War II, lured by its growing tech industry and favorable climate.
Hamtramack, Michigan, greatly benefited from the main Dodge factory, which opened there in 1914, along with a burgeoning population of Polish immigrants.