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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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