Jacksonville among top 10 fastest-growing big cities according to US Census

St. Johns River, Downtown Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — According to a report from the US Census Bureau, Jacksonville is one of the top 10 fastest-growing cities with populations over 50,000.

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Between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, Jacksonville's population increased by 12,153 people, bringing the total to 903,889.

Jacksonville ranked as the seventh fastest-growing big city. Phoenix took the top spot with an increase of 25,288 residents between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018.

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Jacksonville also ranked as the 12th-most populous city in the nation, just behind Austin, Texas.

New York City sits safely on its throne as the most populous city in the nation, with a stifling 8,398,748 residents in July 2018. That's more than nine times Jacksonville's population on just over a third of Jacksonville's area.

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