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San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas. Lotus Carroll

San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas. Lotus Carroll

That's a healthy 2.3 percent growth rate, which was enough to help the Mid-Columbia hold its ranking as the 165th largest metro area in the USA in an earlier round of numbers released in March. That's 3,905 more residents than one year earlier, a 4.31 percent growth rate. Specifically, to Texas where seven of the nation's fastest growing cities are located. That's a modest growth of 0.47 percent. San Antonio added the most residents in the nation, up 24,208 residents to 1,511,946 That's a 1.63 percent growth.

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. Indianapolis has a population of 863,002.

Of the 312 incorporated places in South Dakota that are included in the dataset released on Thursday, 171 were estimated to have zero or negative growth from 2016 to 2017.

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The populations of most Allegheny County municipalities declined, but there were some exceptions. Portland grew 11 percent between 2010 and 2017, census data shows. Of approximately 19,500 incorporated places, about 76 percent had fewer than 5,000 people and almost 50 percent had fewer than 1,000 people. A 2004 coordinated population forecast was pretty close, predicting more than 90,000 residents by 2015 and topping 100,000 by 2020.

Among cities nationwide, Chicago lost the third-most number of residents in 2017, behind only Baltimore (a loss of 5,310) and St. Louis (a loss of 4,518). However, this accounted for only 54.9 percent of the South's 123.7 million total population.

Half of the 14 fastest-growing cities in America previous year were in Texas, and most of the other quickly expanding communities were scattered elsewhere in the south and the west, as booming municipalities added thousands - or tens of thousands - of new residents.

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At its peak, Detroit had almost 1.9 million people in 1950.

Cedar Park's population was estimated at 75,704 in 2017 with a growth rate of 4.2 percent, according to U.S. Census data. Its population grew by 23.3 percent as a result of having an estimated 17,881 new residents between 2010 and 2017. West Virginia and Rhode Island were tied as the slowest-growing states with increases of 0.2 percent. New Braunfels and Pflugerville follow Frisco at Nos. In terms of the largest numeric increase, the top five were Texas (955,000), California (497,000), Florida (452,000), North Carolina (295,000) and NY (219,000).

"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.

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The statistics released today cover all local functioning governmental units, including incorporated places (like cities and towns), minor civil divisions (such as townships), and consolidated cities (government units for which the functions of an incorporated place and its parent county have merged). The data will be embargoed June 19 and publicly released June 21.

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