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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Snoqualmie is fastest-growing city in Washington

With a population growth rate of 332.4 percent from 2000 to 2009, Snoqualmie is the fastest-growing city in Washington, percentage-wise.

Snoqualmie, in east King County, added 6,682 people to grow to a total 8,692 people last year, according to revised population figures released Friday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

DuPont, in Pierce County, with a growth rate of 198.4 percent, is the state’s second-fastest growing city, adding 4,866 people since 2000 to grow to 7,318 people last year.

Roy, also in Pierce County, added 435 people to grow to 695 residents in 2009, a growth rate of 167.3 percent. It was the state’s third-fastest growing city.

Seattle added the largest number of people from 2000-2009, adding 53,250 to grow to a population of 616,627 in 2009. Seattle is the nation’s 23rd-largest city in terms of population, according to the census bureau.

Pasco, in southeast Washington, added 24,802 people from 2000-2009, growing more than 73 percent to 58,647 people last year.

Read more: Snoqualmie is fastest-growing city in Washington - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

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