Published: Fri, May 25, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Latest Census Data Show Major Growth In Texas

Latest Census Data Show Major Growth In Texas

The statewide trend for South Dakota - based on the numbers released in March - showed an estimated growth of a smidgen under 1 percent between July 2016 and July 2017.

New York City is No. 1 with 8.6 million, followed by Los Angeles with nearly 4 million and Chicago with 2.7 million. Chicago ranks third with more than 2.7 million residents, followed by Houston and Phoenix.

Dallas and Fort Worth, ranking at three and four respectively, have seen remarkable growth in the previous year, but it's San Antonio that the bureau said is at the top of the list in terms of overall population growth. "We knew that the state continued to lose population, as did Cook County and now we see the city". On the list of 15 cities nationwide with the most population growth, Dallas' increase of 18,935 people put it at No. 3, and Fort Worth was No. 4, with an increase of 18,664. That's a 4.15 percent growth.

"The demographic sea change happening nationally - weighing an aging population against falling childbirth rates - is one facing cities across the country, not just Pittsburgh", McNulty said. Hot on the state capital's heels is Eugene, which is the 152nd-largest USA city with an estimated 168,916 residents.

But Henderson, Madisonville, Hopkinsville and Paducah all lost population between 2016 and 2017, the report shows. Frisco, Texas grew the fastest past year at 8.2 percent, according to the census data. Of the state's biggest five cities, Fort Worth also grew the fastest from 2016 to 2017.

Damian Syrnyk, senior planner in Bend's growth management department, said the city relies on data from the census bureau and Portland State University's population research center, which has a more conservative estimate of 86,765 people in Bend in July 2017.

Conroe, which topped the national list a year ago, didn't even make it onto the list of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the state. Frisco, New Braunfels and Pflugerville topped the overall national rankings, and Georgetown (No. 6), McKinney (No. 9), Flower Mound (No. 11) also made the cut.

Several maps are available with additional data for housing unit change by county: Difference in Housing Unit Change by County and Percentage Change in Housing Units by County.

New census data show Seattle notched another year of impressive population gains in 2017.

The other villages with the largest one-year gains were Farmingdale, with a population increase of 207, or 2.3 percent, and Rockville Centre, which gained 112 people, for a 0.45 percent increase, according to the estimates.

Like this: