Census: St. Johns County is nation's 14th fastest-growing county

Census: St. Johns County is nation's 14th fastest-growing county

Its population continued to increase, but its annual growth rate dropped from 7.8 percent in 2016 to 3.4 percent in 2017.

The South is home to eight of the 15 large cities-those with a population of 50,000 or more-with the fastest growth in 2017.

Some of the other cities with the largest population gains were Phoenix (24,000); Dallas (18,900); Fort Worth, Texas (18,700); Los Angeles (18,600); Seattle (17,500); and Charlotte, North Carolina (15,600).

On the list of cities with the most population increases, San Antonio took the No. 1 spot.

Bowling Green, however, added 1,528 people past year and has grown by 9,000 since 2010 to a total population of 67,067, the report said.

The city is still blowing away the suburbs when it comes to growth.

Bend is again one of the fastest growing cities in the nation with a population approaching 100,000. The growth rate of 0.8 percent from 2016 to 2017 was slower than the 1.4 percent a decade ago between 2006 and 2007.

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 Frisco's population increase from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017 is 8.2 percent.

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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.

"Both series show significant growth for both cities", said Charles Rynerson, a research faculty member in PSU's Population Research Center.

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.

Of Long Island's 13 towns, here are the top three and the bottom three in terms of estimated population changes from 2016 to 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.

Hickman, which has been the fastest-growing city in the state on a percentage basis since 2010, grew about 4 percent over the period, from 2,139 people to 2,222. New Braunfels and Pflugerville follow Frisco at Nos.

"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.

In terms of the country's most populous cities, five are located in Texas, with Fort Worth joining for the first time.

Madras grew to an estimated 6,839 residents, while Culver topped the 1,500 mark, with an estimated population of 1,508 residents, and Metolius grew by 22 people, to a population estimate of 773.

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