May 15, 2017 Atlanta: Between 2016 and 2017, the Atlanta region grew by 89,013 people to a total of 5.8 million. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell ninth biggest metro area in the nation

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell region is the ninth most populous metro area in the nation and it experienced the third largest growth over the last two years, a new census report shows.

Between 2016 and 2017, the Atlanta region grew by 89,013 people to a total of 5.8 million.

Here are the top 10 most populous metro areas in the nation for 2017:

New York-Newark-Jersey City, 20,320,876

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, 13,353,907

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, 9,533,040

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 7,399,662

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, 6,892,427

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, 6,216,589

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, 6,158,824

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, 6,096,120

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 5,884,736

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, 4,836,531

And here are the top metro areas in the nation by population growth between 2016 and 2017:

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 146,238

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, 94,417

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 89,013

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, 88,772

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, 65,908

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, 64,386

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, 57,017

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, 56,498

Austin-Round Rock, 55,269

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, 54,874

Some other notable findings about Georgia in the census report:

• Georgia’s Lumpkin County ranked ninth nationally among counties for the largest percentage growth between 2016 and 2017 at 4.3 percent, or 1,345 people.

• The Jefferson, Ga., area ranked second nationally among “micropolitan”’ areas for the largest percentage growth between 2016 and 2017 at 3.9 percent to a total of 67,519 people.

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