Phoenix metro's population growth edges out Boston for top 10 spot

Posted at 2:00 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 17:00:09-04

The Phoenix metro population grew to 4,948,203 people by July 2019, making the Valley the No. 10 most populous in the country and bumping Boston out of the top 10, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.

From April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, the Phoenix area added 755,074 people, meaning, on average, the Valley grew by about 207 people per day during that decade, including babies born and people moving to the area.

The fast-growing population in the Valley placed the Phoenix metro as the third-fastest gainer by numeric growth, though the metro did not rank near the top for percentage growth.

Maricopa County remained the nation’s fastest-growing county over a 10-year period that ended July 1, 2019, and added 83,011 people in the 12-month period that ended in July 2019, according to Census data.

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