By CALVIN PYNN
The City of Radford is tied for being the second fastest-growing area in the state; according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday.
From July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, Radford’s population grew by 2.7 percent between July 1, 2012 and June 30 2013. The city tied with the City of Fredericksburg as the second-fastest growing area in the state of Virginia.
Loudoun County rated again as the fastest growing area, with its population growing 3.7 percent during the same period.
The cities of Lexington and Manassas tied for fourth with 2.6 percent population growth.
Fairfax County is the most populous county in Virginia, with 1,130,924 residents.
The information is based on annual population estimates for each of the nation’s counties, county equivalents, metropolitan areas and micropolitan areas since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2013.
For more information, visit www.census.gov.