Virginia claims two of the country’s fastest-growing areas

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Alexandria is the 5th fastest-growing city in the U.S., according to new population estimates from the U. S. Census Bureau. From July 1, 2008 to July 1, 2009, the waterfront city on the shores of the Potomac added about 5,500 people to its population of 150,000 for a growth rate of 3.8 percent. 

Meanwhile, neighboring Arlington County came in seventh, with a 3.5 percent growth in population, boosting its head count to 217,483. Though not technically a city, the bureau counts it that way, because of its population concentration.

The fastest growing city in America was Frisco City, Texas. It experienced a 6.2 percent increase in population for a new total of 102,412. Texas claimed four of the top 10 cities — more than any other state. 


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