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Phoenix, Arizona is the fastest growing city in America, with a population of 25,288 to reach 1.63 million residents by 2018

Phoenix, Arizona, is the fastest growing city in America, with a population of 25,288 to reach 1.63 million residents in 2018, according to US Census data released Thursday.

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The majority of the nation's fastest growing cities were in the west and south, while the major hubs of New York City and Chicago saw their population shrink.

San Antonio, Texas, was the second fastest growing city in 2018, increasing by 20,824 residents to reach 1.53 million people.

Phoenix, Arizona is the fastest growing city in America, with a population of 25,288 to reach 1.63 million residents by 2018

Phoenix, Arizona is the fastest growing city in America, with a population of 25,288 to reach 1.63 million residents by 2018

This table breaks out the 15 fastest growing cities in America, together with their total population and the increase in the population of 2017-2018

This table breaks out the 15 fastest growing cities in America, together with their total population and the increase in the population of 2017-2018

This table breaks out the 15 fastest growing cities in America, together with their total population and the increase in the population of 2017-2018

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Fort Worth, Texas, followed with a population growth of 19,552 to 895,008 last year.

Seattle was in fourth place, with a peak of 15,354 to reach 744,955 inhabitants.

Charlotte, North Carolina, followed with an increase of 13,151 to reach a population of 872,498 in 2018.

It was striking that various Southern cities experienced great growth, including Austin, Texas (increase of 12,504 to reach 964,254 inhabitants); Jacksonville, Florida (increase from 12 153 to 903,889); and Frisco, Texas (uptick from 10,884 to reach 188,170).

In addition, McKinney in Texas grew by 9,888 to reach a population of 191,645 and Miami increased by 8,884 to 470,914.

The largest growers in the West were San Diego (with 11,549 inhabitants to reach 1.43 million); Denver (increase from 11,053 to 716,492); Henderson, Nevada (maximum 10,759 to 310,390); and Las Vegas (up 9,016 to reach 644,644).

San Antonio, Texas, was the second fastest growing city in 2018, increasing by 20,824 residents to reach 1.53 million people

San Antonio, Texas, was the second fastest growing city in 2018, increasing by 20,824 residents to reach 1.53 million people

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San Antonio, Texas, was the second fastest growing city in 2018, increasing by 20,824 residents to reach 1.53 million people

New York remains the nation's largest city per inhabitant, with nearly 8.39 million residents – 39.523 fewer than in 2017.

Los Angeles is the second largest, with a population of 3.99 million – an increase of 8,454 compared to 2017.

Chicago is in third place with 2.7 million inhabitants, a decrease of 7,073 compared to 2017.

San Jose, California, was just another city in the top 20 of the largest in America to see a population decline, falling year-on-year with 2,017 residents in 2018 to a total of 1.03 million in 2018.

This table breaks out the 20 largest cities in America, including their population in 2017 and 2018 and in the year-on-year rise or fall
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This table breaks out the 20 largest cities in America, including their population in 2017 and 2018 and in the year-on-year rise or fall

This table breaks out the 20 largest cities in America, including their population in 2017 and 2018 and in the year-on-year rise or fall

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