Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

3 of 10
BACKNEXT
Winner: Las Vegas
Population growth 2000-2009: 38%

Though population growth in the Sin City has recently come to a screeching halt, the area is posting overall gains thanks to the boom in the earlier part of the decade.

Growth slowed to just 1% last year, but Las Vegas' population jumped 4% annually for the first six years of the oughts, making it a big winner for the census.

Rewards:

* Will likely receive quite a bit more than the $1 billion in federal funds the city earned in 2008.

* Nevada could pick up a fourth congressional seat.

NEXT: Winner: Austin, Texas

Last updated April 06 2010: 7:01 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
10 logo changes that drove people crazy When companies change logos, the backlash is often fierce. More
Hottest new Star Wars toys unveiled BB-8 can now be yours. So can interactive Yoda, a three-pronged lightsaber and other toys from the Star Wars movie. More
Google's logos through the years Google changed its logo for the fifth time in 17 years this week. Here's what the old ones looked like. More

Special Offer