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

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Housing unit growth last year remained below 2007 levels in almost all states except North Dakota (up 1.0 percent last year, compared to a 0.9 percent increase in 2007); the District of Columbia (up 1.1 percent, compared to a 0.9 percent increase in 2007); South Dakota (up 1.4 percent, compared to a 1.2 percent increase in 2007); Iowa (up 0.9 percent, compared to a 0.7 percent increase in 2007); and Nebraska (returned to the 2007 growth rate of 0.8 percent). Redmond's population estimate topped 30,000, reaching 30,011 by last July, while Prineville crossed the 10,000-resident threshold, with an estimate of 10,055. Numbers show the River City's population rose by more than 11,000 residents in 2016.

While the main focus of this release has been on the 3.9 percent of cities with populations of 50,000 or more, the United States is a nation of small towns.

During the last census in 2010, the city had 305,704 residents. That's a 4.15 percent growth. While the Northeast grew more slowly than the rest of the country, all of the New England states grew faster than CT.

In July 2010, Clinton had 26,885 people.

An analysis of the latest figures done by Frey at the Brookings Institution found that Chicago was one of 16 larger cities across the country that lost population, and it had the third-largest drop. In those cases, the individual listing indicates it is only part of the city or village's total population.

Additionally, the report said: "Fort Worth surpassed Indianapolis, Ind., becoming the 15th largest city in the United States with a population of 874,168".

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Damian Syrnyk, senior planner in Bend's growth management department, said the city relies on data from the census bureau and Portland State University's population research center, which has a more conservative estimate of 86,765 people in Bend in July 2017.

While jobs have been added to the area, the economy hasn't been growing as quickly, said Aseal Tineh, an associate policy analyst for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

Conroe, which topped the national list previous year, didn't even make it onto the list of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the state.

"Our median housing average is a little over $200,000 and our median income is between $80,000 and $90,000", he said, saving many who are moving into the area a big chunk of change.

Oklahoma's fastest-growing city was Piedmont, which grew by 4.9 percent to almost 7,750.

In terms of the country's most populous cities, five are located in Texas, with Fort Worth joining for the first time. Detroit's population was down again from 2016, just slightly, to an estimate 673,104 people.

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