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Updated May 23, 2013 - 8:23 am

Phoenix, Buckeye rank high in US population gains

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 reported 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, a Phoenix suburb, the town of Buckeye, ranked ninth nationally in terms of population increases by percentage.

Buckeye's population increased by 4.14 percent to about 55,000.

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