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Milwaukee remains nation's 23rd largest city

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee holds onto its spot as the nation's 23rd largest city in the latest census data from the federal government.

The information released Wednesday shows Milwaukee gained about 7,500 residents between 2000 and 2008, raising the total to just over 604,000 for an increase of about 1.3 percent. The city gained 0.3 percent from 2007 to 2008.

Wisconsin had 5.6 million people in 2008, an increase of 0.5 percent from the previous year and growth of 4.9 percent since 2000.

City figures showed Madison had one of the state's highest growth rates, adding about 22,500 residents or 10.7 percent between 2000 and 2008, including 1.4 percent growth from 2007 to 2008.

Between 2000 and 2008 Kenosha gained 7 percent and Sheboygan lost 6 percent.

Online Reporter: Donnie Forti

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