Murfreesboro among fastest-growing large cities in US

Posted May 26, 2017

The latest U.S. Census figures show Chicago was the only major American city to lose population previous year, prompting political finger-pointing between the mayor and the governor.

Paducah's population has topped 25,000 for the first time in the past three years, according to the latest estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Later this summer, the Census Bureau will release additional population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin for the nation, states and counties. Pittsburgh, the region's largest municipality, lost 239 residents past year, dropping to a population of 303,625, according to census estimates.

Eight of the top 10 fastest-growing municipalities on a percentage basis were in Texas and the Deep South.

- CATLIN's population fell by 20, dropping the Vermilion County city below the 2,000 mark (1,981).

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"It looks like we are on track to hit that within the next decade", Thompson said.

An exodus of African-American people has been cited as one reason for the decrease in Chicago's population in recent years.

Whatever the "real" number is, Syrnyk said Bend is ready for this growth - something many residents are apt to question.

"I don't think it's an apple to apple comparison", said Dr. Yang Yang, a professor at Temple's School of Sports, Tourism and Hospitality management. The Census Bureau tends to analyze federal resources like tax returns and Social Security data, while housing starts play a key role in the PSU estimates. The number of big cities losing populations, just 5 in 2012, shot up to 14 a year ago. "From 2000-2010, the city lost more than 30,000 residents - more than 80 residents per day - as opposed to the 80 we lost over the last six years". After 2007, when Mexican-born populations began to fall across the nation's major metropolitan areas, most cities managed to make up for the loss with the growth of their native populations. The estimates, done annually, reflect population change from July 2015 to July 2016.

A decade earlier, in 2006, the city had a population of 297,806, so it has contracted by roughly 6.4 percent - or by 19,298 residents - since that time. Four of the top five fastest-growing cities in the United States are in Texas, according to the Census report. Midwest small towns declined by.3 percent on average since 2015.