RICHMOND, VA. (AP) — U.S. Census figures show housing unit growth in three Virginia areas is among the fastest in the country.

Figures released Thursday show Fredericksburg had 310 new housing units between April 2010 and July 2011. The 3 percent increase put Fredericksburg in a tie with four other areas for the 31st fastest rate in the country.

Harrisonburg and Loudoun County tied for 49th with a 2.5 percent increase. Harrisonburg had a growth of 443 housing units and Loudoun County saw an increase of 2,747 units during the period.

Long County, Ga., led the nation with a 6.3 percent increase, followed by Fort Bend County, Texas, at 5.9 percent.

The figures compared areas with 5,000 or more housing units.

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