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Census: Atlanta now 9th-largest U.S. city (Natalie Ransom)

March 24, 2010

Natalie Ransom, Buckhead Office Founding Member, REALTOR®

Natalie Ransom, Buckhead Office Founding Member, REALTOR®

Taken from the Atlanta Business Chronicle

Submitted by Natalie Ransom, REALTOR®, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Atlanta grew last decade into the ninth-largest city in the nation, new U.S. Census Bureau figures show.

The metropolitan are grew by 1,227,232 people to 5,475,213 in 2010 from 4,247,981 in 2000. Atlanta was the nation’s 11th-largest city in 2000.

 New York kept its crown as the nation’s largest metro area with 19 million, followed by Los Angeles with 12.8 million and Chicago with 9.6 million.

Raleigh, N.C., saw the most dramatic gain in residents, and Buffalo, N.Y., and New Orleans, suffered the sharpest declines.

The population figures are based on 2000 Census data updated every year with new birth and death certificates. View a full list here.

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