Maricopa County grew by 81,360 residents between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, the largest population gain in the nation. Harris County, Texas, had the second-largest net migration, growing by 56,587 people over the same time period.
The city of Phoenix added approximately 32,113 residents over the same time span, making it the fastest growing city in the nation. Phoenix surpassed Philadelphia as the fifth-largest city in the U.S. with an estimated population of 1,615,017 people as of July 2016.
Source: JLL Research; U.S. Census Bureau
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About the author
Keeley Byer is a market research analyst for the JLL Phoenix office. With four years of market research experience and eight years of commercial real estate technology experience, he continually tracks and analyzing trends affecting the Phoenix Metro commercial real estate market.