Special Report

Metro Areas With the Biggest Pandemic Population Increase

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50. Auburn-Opelika, AL
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.5% (+2,617 people)
> Net change from migration: +2,277 people
> Natural population change: +330
> Total population, 2021: 177,218

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49. Barnstable Town, MA
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.5% (+3,442 people)
> Net change from migration: +5,448 people
> Natural population change: -1,941
> Total population, 2021: 232,411

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48. Warner Robins, GA
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.5% (+2,969 people)
> Net change from migration: +2,617 people
> Natural population change: +357
> Total population, 2021: 195,246

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47. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.6% (+78,220 people)
> Net change from migration: +70,097 people
> Natural population change: +8,142
> Total population, 2021: 4,946,145

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46. Winchester, VA-WV
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.6% (+2,314 people)
> Net change from migration: +2,476 people
> Natural population change: -147
> Total population, 2021: 145,155

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