Texas, Austin Suburbs Lead The Nation In Population Growth (Again)

by Garry Watts May 25, 2018, 2:23
Texas, Austin Suburbs Lead The Nation In Population Growth (Again)

More information on the census can be found on the Census Bureau website.

Three of the top five growing US cities in 2016-2017 were in Texas.

Dallas and Fort Worth, ranking at three and four respectively, have seen remarkable growth in the a year ago, but it's San Antonio that the bureau said is at the top of the list in terms of overall population growth.

The gain here was more than those reported for Irvine, Calif., and Henderson, Nev.; and just behind those recorded for Atlanta, San Diego and Austin, Texas.

Seven of the nation's 15 fastest-growing US cities hail from Texas, according to the census population estimates that rank percentage growth for municipalities exceeding 50,000 in population.

Between 1930 and 1970, Owensboro's population grew by 27,265 people to a total of 50,329.

Jacksonville was No. 13 on the list, gaining 11,169 residents between 2016 and 2017 for a total population of 892,062.

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The report says that on July 1, 2017, Owensboro had an estimated 59,404 residents - up 283 from a year earlier and up 2,139 from 2010. In every year since the last census count, the bureau has estimated at least some incremental growth for the state. But past year, eight of the 50 largest cities shrank, with Baltimore registering the biggest decline. NY is still easily the nation's largest city with 8,622,698 residents as of last July. For the seven-year period, they all show an upward trend, except for Belle Fourche, which is estimated to have dropped from 5,594 to 5,553, which is a decrease 0.77 percent.

The conservative-leaning Illinois Policy Institute said the population drops, which have been seen across the state, are an indication that working-age people are "fleeing" the state.

In July 2010, Clinton had 26,885 people.

"The population growth has been consistent for the past few years for Maricopa County, and that's largely because of gains from net domestic migration as well as natural increase, meaning more births than deaths, and net global migration", she said.

That increase was down from the previous year, when Phoenix led the nation by adding 32,113 people. And the USA population grew by 2.3 million to 326 million, 0.7 percent growth.

Census figures show Jacksonville has grown by 68,000 residents. No California cities landed on the top-15 list.

Cities that initially had lots of open land ripe for development, like Frisco, have become economic development powerhouses, aggressively pursuing high-paying corporate jobs and investment using a variety of tax breaks and grants.

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