Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester continued with its steady population growth last year.

New estimates from the U.S. Census put the city’s population at just under 117,000 as of July 1st, 2018. To be precise, the exact estimate is 116,961. That represents an increase of 1576 people over the previous 12-months for an annual growth rate of 1.3-percent. Since the previous Census was conducted in 2010, Rochester’s population has grown about 9.5-percent, which works out to just under 10,200 people.

Rochester remains Minnesota’s third largest city, but its growth rate was higher than both St. Paul and Minneapolis. The state’s largest city now has a population estimated at 425,400, which grew about 1-percent from 2017, while St. Paul saw its estimated population grow about 8-tenths of a percent to 307,700 people.

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