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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Huntsville- fastest growing metro in Alabama, #50 in the nation

The Huntsville Metropolitan Statistical Area (which includes Madison and Limestone Counties) grew by 2.3% between July 2006 and July 2007, making it the fastest growing metro area in Alabama and 50th fastest-growing in the nation. The growth rate for the year was 2.3%, the same rate as the Nashville metro. Huntsville grew by 8,578 people last year, making it 70th in numeric growth and putting it between Los Angeles and Allentown, PA and ahead of Birmingham, the only other Alabama metro on the list, which came in at #73.

Census Bureau press release

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