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Arizona added 100,000 residents in 2015

phoenix

Arizona’s population grew by nearly 100,000 in 2015, driven largely by growth in Maricopa County which saw the second-largest increase among counties in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates. The bureau’s 2015 population estimates for counties and metro areas also said that Maricopa finished first in the nation for net domestic migration growth… Read More →

Headed for a boom, the West Valley is ready to go

The Loop 303 interchange is under construction. Photo courtesy of ADOT.

Clumps of curved freeway fragments balancing on massive pillars of concrete resemble a giant modern art sculpture greeting Interstate 10 travelers through the far West Valley of the Phoenix Metro. Later this year, those “art” segments will gel into a multi-level interchange linking the I-10 and the Loop 303, and launch the area’s burgeoning commercial… Read More →

Phoenix, Buckeye high among top population gainers

Downtown Phoenix

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… Read More →