Irvine, Los Angeles high on USA cities' population growth list

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The Census Bureau will release additional population estimates by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin for the nation, states, and counties on June 21.

Dallas and Fort Worth, ranking at three and four respectively, have seen remarkable growth in the a year ago, but it's San Antonio that the bureau said is at the top of the list in terms of overall population growth.

The analysis was for cities of more than 50,000. It added 2,965 people since 2010, bringing its population to an estimated 62,353, according to the census, which ranks it as the 597th-largest city in the nation.

"The growth right now is on the fringe of the city", he said. Camanche ranks as the 92nd-biggest city in Iowa.

For example, Beaverton recorded 97,514 residents and Hillsboro reached 106,894 between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, according to the census data.

La Pine's population grew by a modest 40 people over the year, to an estimated 1,864, while Sisters grew to 2,701 residents by last July. The difference between 861,542 in 2016 and 869,666 in 2017 works out to a 0.94 percent increase.

U.S. Census Bureau says Chicago's population has decreased for the third consecutive year.

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Des Moines' July 2017 population was 217,521, up 0.43 percent from 216,582 in 2016. "The feel in the community ... is that the population has actually been growing, because I've seen so many young couples who have moved back here (working with the chamber's young professionals)".

The sluggish overall growth in Houston and some of the state's other big cities relative to explosive growth in the suburbs underscored the migratory story of Texas in recent years as large cities continue to buckle under housing demands and suburban development.

"While the loss is minor from the standpoint of the city's total population, consistent population decline is a clear sign that the city is deficient in areas that typically attract and retain residents, investments and other products of healthy economic factors", said Alden Loury, director of research at the Metropolitan Planning Council.

Conroe, which topped the national list a year ago, didn't even make it onto the list of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the state. "That is a pretty big role in the population change".

The Tennessee State Data Center is a local partner to the Census Bureau.

Then, in 2015-16, the city was again among the top 15 fastest-growing cities in the nation at 12th place with an estimated 68,918 residents and a growth rate of 4.5 percent.