Least crowded towns

Like lots of space? These 20 places offer lots of room to spread out.

1. Boulder City, NV
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Population: 15,564
People per square mile: 75

Get away from it all in this southern Nevada desert oasis, where the commotions and crowds of Vegas are noticeably absent and there's a ban on gambling -- rare for a state that depends on it. Instead, you'll find locals playing a round of golf at one of the city's impeccable courses or tearing up the trails at Bootleg Canyon, a nationally recognized mountain bike park.

Just minutes away: the Hoover Dam and man-made Lake Mead, explorable by houseboat. Indeed, Boulder City was originally built to house dam construction workers in the 1930s. Now, homes sit on palm tree-lined streets that stare up at blue skies and mountain ranges. The price point? Around $165,000.

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Source: Census data, Onboard Informatics projections/aggregation. Only places experiencing population growth and where median family income was above the state average were considered. No more than 2 places within a state could qualify.
  @Money - Last updated August 15 2013 03:12 PM ET
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