Special Report

Metro Areas With the Biggest Pandemic Population Increase

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40. Huntsville, AL
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.8% (+8,710 people)
> Net change from migration: +8,832 people
> Natural population change: -70
> Total population, 2021: 502,728

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39. Madera, CA
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.8% (+2,790 people)
> Net change from migration: +2,033 people
> Natural population change: +767
> Total population, 2021: 159,410

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38. Wilmington, NC
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.8% (+5,210 people)
> Net change from migration: +5,873 people
> Natural population change: -621
> Total population, 2021: 291,833

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37. Gainesville, GA
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.9% (+3,780 people)
> Net change from migration: +3,304 people
> Natural population change: +481
> Total population, 2021: 207,369

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36. Rapid City, SD
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +1.9% (+2,651 people)
> Net change from migration: +2,469 people
> Natural population change: +196
> Total population, 2021: 141,979

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