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Phoenix leads US in population growth, new Census data shows

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Posted at 1:19 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 18:05:22-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix is the fastest-growing city in the country, according to newly released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Phoenix welcomed 25,288 new residents between 2017 and 2018 — more than any other American city.

Phoenix remains the fifth most-populous city with a population of 1,660,272, according to Census data.

San Antonio, Texas (20,824 new residents); Fort Worth, Texas (19,552); Seattle (15,254); and Charlotte, North Carolina (13,151) rounded out the top five fastest-growing cities by raw population numbers.

For more details on the Census Bureau findings, read the full story from the Phoenix Business Journal.