Ala. seeing population boom

Huntsville, Ala. (WSFA) -- Alabama's population is growing, and new figures show the fastest growing areas are Auburn-Opelika and Huntsville.

Huntsville city officials credit a lot of new infrastructure, quality of life, and good basic services as some of the reasons why they're 'on the grow'. The city ranked 27th nationally with a population growth of 2.4%.

The Auburn-Opelika area ranked 54th with 1.9% growth.

Alabama's population is up almost 5% to more than 4.6 million residents.