Census: These Iowa cities have grown the most since 2010
According to 2016 population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, a small Johnson County city has claimed the top spot in Iowa for most population growth since 2010.
Tiffin, which sits about 10 miles west of Iowa City with a population of 3,006, saw a 54.4 percent population boom over the last six years, the data show.
North Liberty, which has seen rapid growth over the past few years, was the state's fifth fastest-growing city, the data show. The city, with a population of 18,520, grew about 38 percent over the same time frame.
Three cities near Des Moines — Bondurant, Grimes and Waukee — fill the gap between the two Johnson County cities. Those cities saw 50 percent, 44.3 percent and 40 percent growth, respectively.
Bondurant now has a population of 5,796, Grimes has 11,909 and Waukee grew to 19,284, the data show.
Of the 11 Iowa cities with a population over 50,000, Ankeny had the fastest growth. The data show the city has grown to 58,627 people, or by 28.6 percent, since 2010.
Within that size bracket, Iowa City had the fourth fastest growth at 9.5 percent, reaching 74,398 people.
A news release from the State Library of Iowa said since 2010, the populations in 243 Iowa cities grew, 652 shrank and 49 cities saw no change.
The data also show that, since 2010, Coralville, now with a population of 20,397, grew by 7.9 percent, Solon grew 24.5 percent to 2,587 and University Heights grew 3.6 percent to 1,089.
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