Trying to figure out where to go next? For starters, why not take a look at the 10 counties that grew the fastest in 2004, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Most are in the South or West with two notable exceptions in, of all places, South Dakota.

Nearest Major City GROWTH
Flagler County, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. 10.10%
Kendall County, Ill. Chicago 8.30
Loundoun County, Va. Washington, D.C. 8.10
Hanson County, S.D. Minneapolis 7.90
Lincoln County, S.D. Minneapolis 7.50
Lampasas County, Texas Austin 7.30
Lyon County, Nev. Sacramento 7.20
Camden County, N.C. Virginia Beach 7.20
St. Johns County, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. 6.70
Dallas County, Iowa Des Moines 6.60
Source: U.S. Census Bureau