LA, Irvine among USA cities with biggest population growth, census finds

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They got us again.

Almost 80 percent of Illinois' most populous cities saw population decline from July 2016 to July 2017, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau released May 24. Of the nation's 325.7 million people, an estimated 205.0 million (62.9 percent) live within an incorporated place as of July 1, 2017.

Roughly 40 percent of the county's population now lives outside the city limits. That was the year when Salem slipped past Eugene - and also when both cities topped 160,000 for the first time. The information comes from a new Census Bureau report. According to its estimates, Eugene is clearly no. 2 in the state, population-wise. That's less than a 1% drop from 2016, when the estimate put Detroit's population at around 675,000.

PSU officials said Thursday that while the data may be different, the university's population researchers utilize similar methodologies to those used by the census.

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. And, the surge is no surprise to Kennedy who says she can understand why the city is a popular destination. The local homebuilders' association disputes that conclusion.

Franklin's increase of 4.9 percent-from 74,685 in 2016 to 78,321 in 2017-also made it the fastest-growing large city in Tennessee.

"What started as a promising decade for big cities is starting to crumble a little bit for them", said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, in an email.

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Our Florida Times-Union news partner reports the Census counted 11,169 more of us on July 1, 2017, than were here a year earlier.

Eugene grew 8 percent over that period, when it added an estimated 12,486 residents.

For years, Texas suburbs have been battling it out at the top of the list of fastest-growing cities.

Springfield, meanwhile, has grown five percent this decade.

When it's finished, the development would add slightly more than 600 people to Owensboro's population.

Oregon's largest city, by far, remains Portland. On average, cities in the South grew by 10 percent; Western cities expanded by 7.8 percent; big cities in the Midwest increased by 3 percent.

Those losses have affected Clinton County, dropping the county's population by 2,106 since the 2010 census.

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