San Antonio tops national list in population gain; Houston growth is sluggish

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Led by Frisco, half of the top 10 fastest-growing cities in the country in 2017 - among cities with a population of 50,000 or more - were located in Texas.

But at least CT was in the plus column, even if by the smallest of margins.

That forecast mirrors the city's own projection of 109,389 by 2025. Called Cloud Column, Houston's stainless steel sculpture was created by Anish Kapoor, the same artist who designed Millennium Park's Cloud Gate, which went up in 2004.

And so did most of the small cities in the Owensboro region.

But Owensboro should see more growth in the next few years.

The overall population of Florida grew about 2 million from 2010 to almost 21 million by 2017.

This surge in population in the Sunbelt probably has been going on - "in spurts" - since the 1950s, said William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, D.C.


In Brooklyn, the only New York City borough to lose population previous year, housing investors have driven away first-time buyers by snapping up the remaining affordable housing, according to an April report from the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, a public-private partnership that promotes affordable housing.

"Chicago and IL is a special case", Frey said.

Note: there are 53 MI cities and villages that cross county lines. It's certainly a piece of it.

New York City remains the nation's most populous by far in 2017, with an estimated population of 8,622,698.

Chicago ranks third with more than 2.7 million residents, followed by Houston and Phoenix. While jobs have been added in the area, the economy is not growing as quickly, she said. Aberdeen anchors an area of growth that extends to the south. A 2004 coordinated population forecast was pretty close, predicting more than 90,000 residents by 2015 and topping 100,000 by 2020. In fact, Frisco, a suburb of Dallas that boasts the National Videogame Museum among its landmarks, had the largest growth by percentage - 8.2 percent - leading to an average of 37 new people either being born or moving into the city limits every day.

The census figures are based on estimates that are later adjusted as more data are analyzed.

Chicago's population stood at an estimated 2,716,450 as of July 1 past year, compared with 2,720,275 the same day in 2016. But this year, the 2016 number was updated to reflect a loss of 4,879 residents. "That means Bend would need to grow by 5,480 people between July 1, 2017 and April 1, 2020".

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