Twin Cities’ population grows slowly

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune the population in the Twin Cities is growing – but just ever so slightly. Apparently the Metropolitan Council reported that the seven-county metro area increased by only 12,000 residents in 2008-2009. The growth since 2000 has been 9 percent; we’re up to 2.88 million in the seven-county metro area.

Most of growth is attributed to “natural growth”, which means more births, fewer deaths and young people who aren’t moving away.

Again the Star Tribune reports…

The 15 fastest-growing communities between 2000 and 2009 are, in order,
Shakopee, Blaine, Woodbury, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Prior Lake, Rosemount, Hugo, Farmington, Chaska, Savage, Plymouth and Ramsey.

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