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Census: Washington grew by 1.6 percent since last year

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The U.S. Census Bureau says Washington has grown
by about 98,000 people since last year and is now the 13th largest
state by population.
      The bureau released figures Wednesday showing Washington with an
estimated population of more than 6.66 million as of July 1. That's
up 1.5 percent from the July 1, 2008, estimate of about 6.57
million.
      Washington has grown by about 13 percent since the 2000 census,
gaining 770,000 people.
      The three largest states are still California, Texas and New
York.

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