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Seattle remains one of the fastest growing cities in U.S.

Despite a slowdown in the number of people moving to King County, Seattle remains one of the fastest growing cities.

Seattle saw one of the highest population growths compared to other cities with 50,000 people or more between 2017 and 2018, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, Seattle grew by 15,354 people. The total population last year hit 744,955, according to the Census. 

Phoenix, Arizona topped the list with an increase of 25,288 people, followed by San Antonia, Texas (20,824; and Fort Worth, Texas (19,552). Charlotte, North Carolina fell behind Seattle with a population increase of 13,151.

Overall, population growth is slowing in the Puget Sound area. 

U.S. Census Bureau 2018 census data shows King County grew by 28,934 people, dropping below 32,000 new residents for the first time since at least 2010. 

Snohomish and Pierce saw similar trends, each growing by about 3,000 fewer residents than they did in 2017.

Despite the slowdown in growth, King County is still one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. In 2018, it recorded the sixth largest increase in residents than other U.S. counties. When accounting for the over 300,000 people that have moved to King County since 2010, it’s the third fastest growing county over the last decade.

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