Buckeye bumped from top spot; Valley cities still post big population gains

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Posted at 9:31 AM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 12:31:36-04

The city of Buckeye got bumped from the top spot for population growth rate in 2019, but its 56.6% population increase since 2010 was still enough to make it the second-fastest growing city in the nation for the decade.

New city and town population estimates released May 21 by the Census Bureau show Buckeye’s population grew to 79,620 in 2019, a 7.1% increase in just one year and a sizable leap from the 50,851 people who lived in the city in 2010.

The Census numbers also showed Phoenix maintaining its perch as the city with the largest number of new residents in 2019, keeping it in fifth place for overall population behind New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.

Phoenix’s growth over the decade allowed it to keep the title as the city with the largest numeric increase in America from 2010 to 2019.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.