Metro area population grows rapidly since 2000by Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
The booming population growth of the Twin Cities metro area in the 1990s is showing no signs of slowing down. The Metropolitan Council estimates that growth since the year 2000 has added almost 100,000 people to the seven county metro area, which is now home to an estimated 2.7 million people. The council did find a change in the pattern of growth since the 90s. Suburbs in the northern and western parts of the metro are now growing faster than those in the eastern metro. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Mark Vander Schaaf, the Metropolitan Council's Director of Planning and Growth Management.