Seattle adds 12,638 people in a year

Ben Miller Contributing Editor-Puget Sound Business Journal

The population of Seattle increased by 12,638 people from July 2011 to July 2012 to a total of 634,535, which was the 14th-largest increase of any U.S. city.

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, New York City added the most people — 67,058 — from July 2011 to July 2012, followed by Houston (34,625 people added), Los Angeles (34,483), San Antonio (25,400) and Austin (25,395).

Seattle is now ranked No. 22 in the U.S. in total population, right ahead of Denver, with 634,265 people, and right behind Boston, with 636,479.

Spokane is the nation’s 103rd-largest city, with 209,525 people. Tacoma is No. 108, with 202,010 people, and Vancouver, Wash. is No. 145, with 165,489 people.

Bellevue is No. 202 with 126,439 people; Kent is No. 213 with 122,999; and Everett is No. 269 with 104,655 people.

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