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Seattle Times news librarian Gene Balk crunches the numbers

Topic: population

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March 27, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Census: King County booming, but some state counties dying off

You might call it a “tale of two states.” According to estimates released on Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, King County enjoyed remarkable population growth for the year ending July 1, 2013, ranking among the top four large counties in the nation for both the rate at which it added new residents and for the…

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February 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Seattle growing faster than suburbs, first time in 100 years

It only took 100 years. Census data show that for the first time since 1910, Seattle is growing faster than its King County suburbs. Nobody could have guessed, back in 1910, that suburban growth would soon outpace the city’s. At that point, Seattle’s population had exploded, nearly tripling over the previous 10 years. But since then, the…

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June 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Census: Redmond has largest daytime population surge in U.S.

Microsoft campus in Redmond (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Microsoft campus in Redmond (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

If Microsoft’s sprawling, 125-building campus in Redmond seems like a city unto itself, that’s because it almost is.

As the cubicle-dwellers arrive each morning, Redmond’s population bulges to more than twice its size.  In fact, newly-released Census data show that Redmond has the greatest spike in daytime population due to commuters, measured by percent increase, among all U.S. places with at least 50,000 residents.

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