Special Report

Population Growth in America’s Largest Cities Since 2000

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5. Austin, Texas
> Population change from 2000: +50.1%
> Current population: 985,370
> Population in 2000: 656,302

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4. Bakersfield, California
> Population change from 2000: +57.2%
> Current population: 388,817
> Population in 2000: 247,385

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3. Charlotte/Mecklenburg, North Carolina
> Population change from 2000: +60.4%
> Current population: 1,115,617
> Population in 2000: 695,454

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2. Fort Worth, Texas
> Population change from 2000: +71.9%
> Current population: 920,349
> Population in 2000: 535,420

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1. Raleigh, North Carolina
> Population change from 2000: +72.6%
> Current population: 477,476
> Population in 2000: 276,579

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