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Frederick, MD, was the fastest growing city in the DMV last year

Nationwide, cities in California, Texas and Florida topped the list, according to Census data.
Credit: Jordan Fischer
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows which cities grew, and which declined, from 2017-2018.

WASHINGTON -- Frederick, Maryland, was the fastest growing city in the DMV between 2017 and 2018, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The western Maryland city saw population growth of more than 1.5%, adding almost 1,100 people over the latest Census reporting period.

Lynchburg and Suffolk, Virginia, took the second and third place spots in the DMV, with population growth of 1.3% and 1%, respectively.

The District of Columbia ranked fourth – adding an estimated 6,700 people for just under 1% population growth.

Nationwide, cities in the South and West topped the fastest growing list, with Buckeye, Arizona, taking the top spot at a growth rate of 8.5%. Five Texas cities claimed spots in the top 10: New Braunfels, Frisco, McKinney, Georgetown and Rowlett. California lead among states, with 22 cities in the top 100. Texas came in second wit 18, and Florida took third place with 11.

No cities in the DMV cracked the top 100. Frederick ranked 149th overall.

Use the map below to explore how population grew or declined from 2017-2018 for every U.S. city with more than 50,000 people:

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Jordan Fischer is a digital investigative reporter with WUSA9. Follow him on Twitter at @JordanOnRecord.

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