Phoenix, head of US population growth list

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    Phoenix, head of US population growth list Demonstrators march down a street on Saturday, May 29, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona (USA), where thousands of people protest against the immigration law of the state of Arizona. EFE / Archive

     Phoenix (AZ), .- Phoenix, Arizona, ranked first on the list of fastest growing US cities, according to data released on Wednesday by the Census Bureau, which also indicates that the country’s growth was It expands mainly towards the south and the west.

    From a list of 15, Phoenix is ​​the fastest growing city with 25,288 new residents added between 2017 and 2018, more than any other US city, according to the estimates of this Office.

    In addition to leading the growth, Phoenix continues to be the fifth most populated city in the country, with a demography of 1 million 660,272 residents, according to the same source.

    The second city with more growth is San Antonio, Texas, with 20,824 new settlers. They are followed by Fort Worth, also from Texas, with 19,552; Seattle, in the state of Washington, with 15.254, and Charlotte, in North Carolina, with 13.151.

    In 2016, Phoenix also took the lead as the fastest growing population city and tied with San Antonio in 2017.

    In terms of percentage growth, Buckeye, a suburb of Arizona, was the fastest growing city in the United States, with an increase of 8.5% and the cumulative population of 74,370 people.

    Since the 2010 Census, the most recent that has been made, Phoenix has added more than 200,000 residents to its population, second only to Houston in that period.

    Since then, only four cities have added more than 100,000 new inhabitants: Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Dallas, according to data from the Office itself.

    Last year, Arizona was the fourth fastest growing state in the country, and Maricopa County, which is home to the Phoenix metropolitan area, was the fastest growing.

    Government data revealed that production of Arizona’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 4% in 2018.
    Only three states recorded faster GDP growth than Arizona and much of that economic activity is happening in the Phoenix area.

    With the arrival of new people, the real estate market around Phoenix has also experienced healthy activity, although apartment rents and housing prices have increased due to population demand. (EFEUSA)

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