By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic
More people moved to Maricopa County than any other county in the nation last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday.
This is the third year in a row that the county led in growth.
Maricopa County added 81,244 people between July 2017 and July 2018. That’s up from 74,000 people during that same time period the year before.
Maricopa County’s growth helped it maintain its rank as the fourth most populous county in the country with 4,410,824 residents.