Boston's population increased 1.2 percent from April 2010 to July 2011 — double the Massachusetts average growth rate over the same period — according to U.S. Census Bureau figures reported by the city.
Mayor Thomas Menino's office said Friday that the city's population grew by 7,493 people, from 617,594 to 625,087, over the time period.
“Boston is an attractive city and the numbers prove that,” Menino said in a release. “Our growing housing stock, our new jobs, and our strong neighborhoods continue to attract people to our great city."
The year's population increase continues last decade's growth. As we reported last year, from 2000 to 2010, Boston’s population grew by nearly 5 percent, according to the decennial national census.
With that tally, Menino last year said it was the first time since the 1970s that Boston’s population had been confirmed to be over 600,000.
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