Only Four of Top 15 Fastest Growing U.S. Cities on a Coast
(Bloomberg) -- The majority of America’s fastest growing cities are in fly-over country.
Only four of the top 15 fastest growing cities are on a coast and only one, Jacksonville, Florida, is on the East Coast, according to Census Bureau data.
Five Texas cities are grew by an aggregated average of 241 people a day last year -- the leader being San Antonio, which added 66 between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017.
Avg. newly added people per day
- Nine cities with a population greater than 10,000 experienced a 10 percent gain. All nine were in either South Carolina, Texas or Utah.
|Fort Mill, South Carolina||13.7%|
|Bluffton town, South Carolina||10.5%|
|Eagle Mountain, Utah||10.1%|
|Saratoga Springs, Utah||10.0%|
- Regionally, large cities in the South and West led the nation in population growth last year, with an average increase of 10 percent (16,206) and 7.8 percent (12,256), respectively. By comparison, large cities in the Northeast and Midwest grew on average by 2.2 percent (9,104) and 3 percent (3,942).
Pop. less than 5,000
Pop. between 5,000 - 9,999
Pop. between 10,000 - 49,999
Pop. greater than 50,000
- In terms of sheer size, the top 15 cities only had one change last year as Texas growth pushed Fort Worth, Texas, to surpass Indianapolis, in becoming the 15th largest city in the U.S. with a population of 874,168.
|1||New York city||New York||8,622,698|
|2||Los Angeles city||California||3,999,759|
|7||San Antonio city||Texas||1,511,946|
|8||San Diego city||California||1,419,516|
|10||San Jose city||California||1,035,317|
|13||San Francisco city||California||884,363|
|15||Fort Worth city||Texas||874,168|
- In 24 cities, populations shrank by 1,000 people or more. The largest declines were in Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago, Anchorage, and Pittsburgh. Baltimore netted a loss of 5,310 in total population over the year.
|St. Louis, Missouri||-4,518|
|Baton Rouge, Louisiana||-1,978|
|Long Beach, California||-1,402|
|Fayetteville, North Carolina||-1,045|
|Newport News, Virginia||-1,000|
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