Published: Fri, May 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Irvine, Los Angeles high on U.S. cities' population growth list

Irvine, Los Angeles high on U.S. cities' population growth list

You might not have long to wait - and if you've lived in the area for long, you might not be all that surprised to learn that milestone is just around the corner.

"Eight of the 15 cities or towns with the largest population gains were located in the South in 2017, with three of the top five in Texas", said the Census, which defines large cities as those with more than 50,000 residents in 2016.

While Chicago lost almost 4,000 residents in 2017, that's less than the estimated loss of 4,879 residents the year before that, according to census figures.

Cleveland's population dropped about 2,000 from 2016 to 2017, bringing its total to 385,525.

This increased population growth may create more pressure for the City to deliver services and meet demands for more housing and better transportation infrastructure.

Elizabethtown, like Owensboro, is growing slowly.

PSU officials said Thursday that while the data may be different, the university's population researchers utilize similar methodologies to those used by the census.

In July 2010, Clinton had 26,885 people. In every year since the last census count, the bureau has estimated at least some incremental growth for the state.

Irvine, Los Angeles high on U.S. cities' population growth list

Giant Los Angeles and relatively small Irvine made the list of the 15 US cities adding the most residents in the year ended July 1. It added 2,965 people since 2010, bringing its population to an estimated 62,353, according to the census, which ranks it as the 597th-largest city in the nation. The top three cities on the nationwide fastest-growing list are in the Lone Star State.

But only 283 of those were in Owensboro.

Roughly 40 percent of the county's population now lives outside the city limits.

You can see evidence of the growth all over with more construction in neighborhoods like Bartram Park Preserve.

When it's finished, the development would add slightly more than 600 people to Owensboro's population.

Oregon's largest city, by far, remains Portland. "People move for better opportunities, and in IL, income growth has been lagging the rest of the nation".

You can rank communities by clicking on the column title. "It looks like one big metropolitan area". "We knew that the state continued to lose population, as did Cook County and now we see the city".

Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, said Texas and Arizona cities have gained population because of relatively low home prices and relatively strong job creation that he attributes to low-tax policies drawing more employers.


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