/ Modified mar 25, 2015 4:37 p.m.

Census: Tucson Metro Population Exceeds 1 Million

2014 Estimate shows population growth accelerating again after post-recession slowness.

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Mark Duggan

Census data shows the Tucson-metro area crossed the million-person mark.

Official estimates now show Pima County had 1,004,516 residents in 2014.

The area added 6,466 residents last year. That comes after sub-5,000 growth for 2012 and 2013.

There were 11,980 births in metropolitan Tucson, and 9,087 deaths.

Net migration to the area was 3,121.

Pima County's population went exceeded 1 million in 2008, but dropped back under that mark in 2010.

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