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Figure 6-1: Population Growth, Metropolitan Areas, 1999-2000 (Text Description)

The figure is a graph showing the percentage change in metropolitan area population between 1990 and 2000, by region of the Nation. In the Northeast, the biggest growth occurred in Lancaster, slightly above 10 percent. In Newark and Philadelphia, the population grew between 2 and 8 percent. In Pittsburgh, the population declined by 2 percent. In the South, the biggest growth in population occurred in Washington, DC, approximately 40 percent. In Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, the population increased between 30 and 40 percent. In Nashville and Melbourne, the population grew between 20 and 30 percent. In Miami, Little Rock, and Johnson City, the population rose between 10 and 20 percent. The population in Baltimore grew about 8 percent. In the Midwest, the largest population increase occurred in Minneapolis, about 17 percent. In Chicago, the population grew by approximately 12 percent. In Detroit and Saginaw, the population expanded by less than 10 percent. In the West, the population exploded in Las Vegas, increasing by almost 84 percent. Phoenix had the next largest population growth, about 45 percent. In Denver, the population grew by about 30 percent. The population increased between 20 and 30 percent in Tucson and Fresno. In Seattle, Spokane, and San Diego, the population grew between 10 and 20 percent. In Los Angeles and Honolulu, the population growth was less than 10 percent.

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