by: KIRO 7 News Staff
SEATTLE – Seattle is back on top.
For the second time this decade, we’re the fastest-growing big city in the country, according to Gene Balk‘s analysis of population data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here are details from his report:
“If you’re among the thousands of folks who moved here this past year, give yourself a pat on the back — you’re part of the team effort that got us there.”
“From July 1, 2015, to July 1, 2016, Seattle had a net gain of nearly 21,000 people — 57 a day, on average. That pencils out to a 3.1 percent population increase for the one-year period. Among the 50 most populous cities in the nation, that’s easily the fastest rate of growth. Previously, Seattle had ranked fourth among big cities.”
For the full report from the Seattle Times and a look at which cities are growing and which aren’t go here.