- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - The Census Bureau on Thursday released a list of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Texas and the West dominated the top spots.

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Here is the list of the fastest-growing municipalities for 2012-13:

1. San Marcos, Texas

2. Frisco, Texas

3. South Jordan, Utah

4. Cedar Park, Texas

5. Lehi, Utah

6. Goodyear, Arizona

7. Georgetown, Texas

8. Gaithersburg, Maryland

9. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

10. Meridian, Idaho

11. Odessa, Texas

12. Gilbert, Arizona

13. McKinney, Texas

14. Franklin, Tennessee

15. Pearland, Texas

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Vintage 2013 Population Estimates Release Date: May 2014

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Here is a list of the 15 cities that enjoyed the most numeric growth and their current population:

1. New York, New York - 8,405,837

2. Los Angeles, California - 3,884,307

3. Chicago, Illinois - 2,718,782

4. Houston, Texas - 2,195,914

5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1,553,165

6. Phoenix, Arizona - 1,513,367

7. San Antonio, Texas - 1,409,019

8. San Diego, California - 1,355,896

9. Dallas, Texas - 1,257,676

10. San Jose, California - 998,537

11. Austin, Texas - 885,400

12. Indianapolis, Indiana - 843,393

13. Jacksonville, Florida - 842,583

14. San Francisco, California - 837,442

15. Columbus, Ohio - 822,553

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Vintage 2013 Population Estimates

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