Phoenix is now the fifth-largest city in the United States, new US Census Bureau data shows.
Arizona’s capital recorded the fastest growth of any major city in the United States over the past decade, adding 163,000 more residents.
The city, which 1.6 million people now call home, knocked Philadelphia out of fifth place, according to the latest Census figures.
It is now behind only New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.
Houston was the second-fastest-growing big city but has 700,000 more people than Phoenix.
Phoenix is the only one of the 10 largest US cities to post double-digit population growth at 11.2 percent.
Two of Phoenix’s suburbs — Buckeye and Goodyear — were among the 10 fastest-growing of all US cities between 2010 and 2020.
Buckeye grew 80 percent to nearly 92,000, while Goodyear was up 46 percent to about 95,000 people.
The median age in Phoenix in now 34 and the median income is more than $60,000.
Separate from the Census growth figures, Phoenix’s housing market has surged in the last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Housing prices were up nearly 25 percent in May compared to the previous year, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index released last month.
With Post wires
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