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, the West Valley 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.