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Phoenix, Buckeye high among US population gainers

PHOENIX (AP) -

Two Arizona municipalities rank among the fastest-growing U.S. cities and towns during the year that ended last July 1.

The Census Bureau reports that Phoenix had the sixth-largest population increase in terms of numbers, increasing its population by nearly 25,000.

Phoenix's estimated population last July 1 was just under 1.5 million.

Meanwhile, a Phoenix suburb, the town of Buckeye ranked ninth nationally in terms of population increases by percentage.

Buckeye's population increased by 4.14 percent to approximately 55,000.

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