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Seattle ended decade with faster growth than suburbs, reversing a 100-year trend

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The Seattle Times | Gene Balk

Seattle is famously a city of booms and busts, going all the way back to our first boom, the Klondike Gold Rush. But over the past 100 years, one thing remained constant: The suburbs of King County grew at a faster rate than the city of Seattle.

Now, with the release of data from the 2020 census, the suburbs’ long run is officially over.

From 2010 to 2020, Seattle’s population grew by an incredible 21%, outpacing the 16% growth of surrounding King County.

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