Special Report

Metro Areas With the Biggest Pandemic Population Increase

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45. Sioux Falls, SD
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.6% (+4,500 people)
> Net change from migration: +3,174 people
> Natural population change: +1,310
> Total population, 2021: 281,958

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44. Jacksonville, FL
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.6% (+26,278 people)
> Net change from migration: +25,857 people
> Natural population change: +621
> Total population, 2021: 1,637,666

43. Hinesville, GA
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.7% (+1,356 people)
> Net change from migration: +237 people
> Natural population change: +1,126
> Total population, 2021: 82,863

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42. Merced, CA
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.7% (+4,735 people)
> Net change from migration: +3,220 people
> Natural population change: +1,513
> Total population, 2021: 286,461

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41. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.7% (+3,622 people)
> Net change from migration: +6,045 people
> Natural population change: -2,350
> Total population, 2021: 217,692

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