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 of the best beaches near airports Wait out your layover in the transit lounge? Or grab some sun, sand and surf? More
World's Top Employers for New Grads For an exclusive CNNMoney list, research firm Universum Global surveyed business students at colleges around the world to see where they most want to work. More
A White House press briefing as told by CNN's sketch artist The White House started banning cameras during some briefings, so CNN sent in sketch artist Bill Hennessy. More

Special Offer