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CENSUS-GROWING CITIES
(2008-03-27)
(wgvu) - FOUR TEXAS METROPOLITAN AREAS WERE AMONG THE
BIGGEST POPULATION GAINERS AS AMERICANS CONTINUED THEIR TREND OF
MOVING TO THE SUN BELT IN 2006 AND 2007.
CENSUS BUREAU ESTIMATES RELEASED TODAY ALSO SHOW DETROIT'S
POPULATION DECLINED BY ABOUT 27,300 -- MORE THAN THREE TIMES AS
MANY PEOPLE AS ANY OTHER METRO AREA.
OF THE 50 FASTEST-GROWING METRO AREAS, 27 WERE IN THE SOUTH AND
20 WERE IN THE WEST. TWO WERE IN THE MIDWEST, AND ONE --
FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS -- STRADDLES THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST.
OTHER AREAS LOSING MORE THAN 5,000 PEOPLE BETWEEN JULY 2006 AND
JULY 2007 WERE PITTSBURGH; CLEVELAND; COLUMBUS, GEORGIA;
YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO; AND BUFFALO, NEW YORK.

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