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Buckeye stands tall in new US population estimates

Phoenix and the Buckeye suburbs stand out in new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates.

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The bureau says Phoenix’s increase of 32,113 from 2016 to 2016 was the largest one-year numerical population increase for U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 or more.

Phoenix’s 2016 estimated population of 1,615,017 ranks it fifth among U.S. cities in overall population.

The bureau says Buckeye is among the top 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more, with a population growth of 4.8 percent between 2015 and 2016.

Buckeye’s population in 2016 was 64,629 based on the new US population estimates.

Number seven on the U.S. Census Bureau’s list of the 15 fastest growing large cities in the U.S. with populations of 50,000 or more in 2015.

Buckeye was also the only Arizona city to make the list.

The list, released yesterday, shows that Buckeye saw a 4.8 percent increase in population, reaching 64,629.

“The word is getting out about our great city,” said Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck. “These numbers demonstrate what we’ve known all along, the city of Buckeye is a great place to live, work and play.”

Single family residential permits are steadily increasing each month in the city.

With the steady increase in population, additional commercial and retail development follows.

Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases estimates of the population for the nation, states, counties and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about living, working and playing in Buckeye at growbuckeye.com