Stagnation City! ABQ Metro Area Population Growth Rate: 0.3 Percent.

The Albuquerque Metropolitan Area has had another year of population growth stagnation.

In the year that ended July 1, 2018, the four-county metro area added 3,030 people, for a 0.3 percent growth rate, according to population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. That growth rate was the second lowest of 10 major metro areas in the region. Only El Paso was lower; it had a 0.0 percent growth rate.

For better or for worse, the Albuquerque metro area's population has basically been stagnant for the past seven years. Since 2012, the area's population has grown by 1.7 percent, or 15,463 people. As of July 1, 2018, the metro area's population was 915,927.

Austin, Texas, had the fastest growth rate—2.5 percent—of any major metro area in the region. Las Vegas grew by 2.2 percent; Phoenix by 2 percent; Colorado Springs by 1.9 percent; and Denver by 1.4 percent.

Here are a bunch of graphs to show what major metro areas in the region have been doing in terms of population growth:

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