Published: Fri, May 25, 2018

Residents and jobs leave Rockford, city drops to 5th largest in IL

Residents and jobs leave Rockford, city drops to 5th largest in IL

"San Antonio, Texas, tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 24,200 people - an average of 66 people per day between 2016 and 2017", said Amel Toukabri, a demographer in the Population Division of the Census Bureau, in a release.

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

During the last census in 2010, the city had 305,704 residents.

The analysis was for cities of more than 50,000.

It's unlikely Houston's population will surpass Chicago's anytime soon unless our neighbors to the south see exponential growth in the next couple of years, according to at least one expert. Waukee, which is smaller, has been growing more quickly.

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. The Texas capital, which has seen growth cool down a bit recently, falls to second place.

"Chicago and IL is a special case", Frey said. The city sits west of Edmond in Canadian County. I think there is a bigger economic issue. "The 14 largest U.S.cities have not changed since 2016". Aberdeen anchors an area of growth that extends to the south. Its annual projections are issued after researchers review responses to questions posed to city officials across OR in regard to changes in housing stock and "group quarters" populations living in places such as college dormitories, nursing homes and jails.

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Percentage-wise, Frisco topped the list, growing by 8.2 percent - to a total population of 177,286.

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

Also note the Census population are estimates, and the margin of error increases as community size decreases.

Rockford lost 749 residents from July 2016 to July 2017, allowing it to drop behind Naperville. Also losing population were St. Louis, Chicago, Anchorage and Pittsburgh. Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the USA were located in the South - seven of them in Texas. And Illinois dropped from fifth-largest to sixth-largest state in 2017.

Eugene city officials have projected that 34,000 people will move to Eugene over a 20-year period that ends in 2032. The Census Bureau did not release figures for all municipalities, but the numbers show New Haven, Norwalk and Stamford added residents over the year - with Stamford growing by almost 1 percent.

Those losses have affected Clinton County, dropping the county's population by 2,106 since the 2010 census. 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. The growth rate of 0.8 percent from 2016 to 2017 was slower than the 1.4 percent a decade ago between 2006 and 2007.

The Census folks say that puts Bend at No. 12 among the 15 fastest-growing large cities and towns - nestled between the town of Flower Mound, Texas and the city of Cedar Park, Texas.


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