Special Report

Metro Areas With the Biggest Pandemic Population Increase

35. Killeen-Temple, TX
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +2.0% (+9,317 people)
> Net change from migration: +6,112 people
> Natural population change: +3,182
> Total population, 2021: 486,101

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34. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +2.0% (+5,660 people)
> Net change from migration: +5,441 people
> Natural population change: +260
> Total population, 2021: 293,324

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33. Spartanburg, SC
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +2.0% (+6,500 people)
> Net change from migration: +6,632 people
> Natural population change: -79
> Total population, 2021: 335,864

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32. Raleigh-Cary, NC
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +2.0% (+28,186 people)
> Net change from migration: +23,279 people
> Natural population change: +4,943
> Total population, 2021: 1,448,411

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31. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR
> Net population change, 2020-2021: +2.0% (+11,143 people)
> Net change from migration: +9,123 people
> Natural population change: +2,038
> Total population, 2021: 560,709

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