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Phoenix leads nation in population growth for 4th consecutive year

May 21, 2020, 4:30 PM | Updated: 10:05 pm

(Facebook Photo/City of Phoenix, AZ USA)...

(Facebook Photo/City of Phoenix, AZ USA)

(Facebook Photo/City of Phoenix, AZ USA)

PHOENIX — Phoenix has attracted more new residents than any other city in the United States for the fourth year in a row, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The U.S. Census Bureau documented the population of Phoenix to have grown by 26,317 in 2019, increasing the total to an estimated 1,680,992.

Phoenix remains the nation’s 5th most populated city while its metro area has surpassed Boston’s in becoming the 10th most populated metro area in the U.S.

Phoenix also led the nation in ten-year population growth with an increase of 234,301 residents since the 2010 census.

The U.S. Census Bureau also documented Buckeye as being the second-fastest growing city in the U.S. when measured in terms of population percentage increase over the last 10 years.

In July 2019, Buckeye’s population was estimated to be at 79,620, a 56.6% increase since 2010.

Only Frisco, Texas, was documented to have a faster rate of population growth.

Buckeye was also the only Arizona city to rank in the nation’s top 10 in terms of fastest growth as a percentage.

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