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Seattle once again nation’s fastest-growing big city; population exceeds 700,000

Wed., December 7, 2016.    Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood with downtown in the distance.

For the first time, Seattle is adding more people on average each year than during the post-Gold-Rush boom years. We’ve never grown this fast, and we’ve never been this populous.

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