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Palmerston North grew steadily until 1981, when growth levelled off. It picked up again in the 2000s. Feilding early became more important than Foxton, but Levin overtook it in 1961. In later years all three towns have had static or declining populations – because of the economic downturn and the greater attraction of larger centres.
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Source: New Zealand Yearbook and Statistics New Zealand