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114,000 more people: Seattle now decade’s fastest-growing big city in all of U.S.

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New census data show Seattle notched another year of impressive population gains in 2017. We've now outpaced Austin in rate of growth since the start of this decade, ballooning 18.7 percent, or 114,000 more people.

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