Jacksonville Lands 13th On List For Population growth

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Leander's neighbor, Georgetown, ranked sixth in the nation in 2016-17 with a growth rate of 5.4 percent and an estimated 70,685 residents. While the Northeast grew more slowly than the rest of the country, all of the New England states grew faster than CT. Other Central Texas cities' rates to top the charts were New Braunfels at an 8 percent increase and a population of 79,152 residents and Pflugerville with a 6.5 percent increase and a population of 63,359 residents.

By contrast, Frisco, Texas, north of Dallas, grew by 8.2 percent from 2016 to 2017, making it the fastest-growing large city in the country. For instance, the Census Bureau reported a year ago that Chicago's population had fallen by 8,638 residents in 2016. San Antonio added the most residents in the nation, up 24,208 residents to 1,511,946 That's a 1.63 percent growth. "Following state trends, the large cities that continue to see the fastest growth are in Middle Tennessee". Indianapolis has a population of 863,002.

He says African Americans are leaving the city, immigration is slowing and wealthier people are moving in.

Definitions of South and West aside, only two of the 15 cities on the biggest-gainers list - Seattle and Columbus, Ohio - have what most would consider cold-weather climates.

Elsewhere in the state, Grand Rapids grew more 1% from 2016 to 2017, as did Lansing. Of approximately 19,500 incorporated places, about 76 percent had fewer than 5,000 people and almost 50 percent had fewer than 1,000 people.

Tourists visit the Alamo in downtown San Antonio the U.S. city with the largest increase in population from 2016 to 2017
Jacksonville Lands 13th On List For Population growth

The city population is booming, according to new data.

For now Chicago keeps its rank as the third-most-populous city with 2.7 million residents, compared with No. 4 Houston with 2.3 million, census figures show. However, this accounted for only 54.9 percent of the South's 123.7 million total population.

Greetings from Texas! Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau found seven of the nation's fastest growing cities are in Texas. By comparison, those in the Northeast and Midwest grew on average by 2.2 percent (9,104) and 3.0 percent (3,942), respectively. Phoenix was next with 1.6 million, and Dallas gained 1.3 million.

The Census Bureau's July 1, 2017 population estimate for Bend is well above the one released last fall by the Portland State University Population and Research Center.

"The growth right now is on the fringe of the city", he said.

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