Redmond has largest daytime population surge in US

Redmond has largest daytime population surge in US

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Redmond has largest daytime population surge in US

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:34 AM

New Census data shows the city of Redmond has the largest percentage increase in daytime population due to commuters.

About 52,000 people live in Redmond but, when people commute in, the workday population increases to nearly 111,000. That’s a 111.4 percent increase.

That’s the most of any city in the country in which the residence population is at least 50,000. You can thank Microsoft with its sprawling campus for being a big part of that.

The 10 cities with the highest population increase percentage due to commuting (2006 - 2010):

  1. Redmond: 52,124 to 110,195 (111.4 pct. Increase)
  2. Greenville, S.C.: 57,821 to 114,445 (97.9 pct. Increase)
  3. Alpharetta, Ga.: 54,723 to 101,321 (85.2 pct. Increase)
  4. Palo Alto, Calif.: 62,486 to 114,015 (82.5 pct. Increase)
  5. Salt Lake City, Utah: 184,488 to 332,002 (80 pct. Increase)
  6. Washington, D.C.: 584,000 to 1,046,036 (79 pct. Increase)
  7. Bethesda, Md.: 58,537 to 102,666 (75.4 pct. Increase)
  8. Boca Raton, Fla.: 85,084 to 148,170 (74.1 pct. Increase)
  9. Orlando, Fla.: 233,707 to 406,716 (74 pct. Increase)
  10. Ocala, Fla.: 56,061 to 97,226 (73.5 pct. Increase)

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