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Census: Arizona's Maricopa County Fastest-Growing County In U.S.

Maricopa County is No. 1 — in terms of annual population growth.

The U.S. Census Bureau says Maricopa County added the most people between July 2015 and July of last year — more than 81,000 people, or 222 people each day.

Harris County, Texas, saw the second-biggest population gains over that time.

To understand what this means, I’m joined by economist Jim Rounds of Rounds Consulting.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.