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U.S. Census Releases 2014 Population Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 population estimates shows persistent trends of growth in the Sun Belt along with a few other noteworthy data points.
May 21, 2015, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Headlining the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 population estimates is a new member in the country's one million residents club: San Jose, California. That makes the third city in California with one million residents, equaling the pace set by Texas.

New York City gained more residents than any other city, with 52,700 people during the year ending July 1, 2014. The press release announcing the new estimates sums up more of the trends among the fastest growing cities:

"Half of the 10 cities with the largest population gains between 2013 and 2014 were in Texas — Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth. Each added more than 18,000 people. The Lone Star State also had six of the top 13 fastest-growing cities by percentage — San Marcos, Georgetown, Frisco, Conroe, McKinney and New Braunfels."

A few other items of note, from the press release:

"For the first time since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, New Orleans (384,320) returns to the list of the 50 most-populous cities this year, with Arlington, Texas, dropping off the list."

Thirteen of the top 15 top numerical gainers were located in the South and the West. The two exceptions: New York City and Columbus, Ohio. 

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Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in U.S. Census Bureau
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