Metro Cities Grow Most In Iowa Since 2000

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Iowa cities in metropolitan areas have grown the most since 2000 with numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau showing Waukee as the fastest growing city in the state.

Census figures show that Waukee, just west of Des Moines, grew by more than 140 percent, but Ankeny, just north of Des Moines, saw the largest numeric growth, adding more than 15,000 residents since 2000.

Two other Des Moines suburbs, Urbandale and West Des Moines ranked second and third in the number of residents the cities have added this decade.

At the same time, census figures show that four of the state's largest cities, Des Moines, Dubuque, Sioux City and Waterloo all lost residents since 2000.

Iowa's population has grown to just over 3 million, up 2.6 percent since 2000.

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