While most headlines will likely tout the continued growth of the South and West, some cities in the East and North have some bragging to do, as well:
- Cincinnati, OH (309,317); Buffalo, NY (278,349); Rochester, NY (211,328); and Syracuse, NY (148,620) all notched their first population increase since the 1950 Census!
- Scranton, PA notched a small (+239 people), but hugely significant increase in population – its first since 1930!
The largest city bragging rights have changed in two (2) states:
- Nashville (689,447) passed Memphis (633,104) to become the largest city in Tennessee.
- Huntsville (215,006) leapt past Birmingham (200,733), Montgomery (200,603), and Mobile (187,041) to become the largest city in Alabama.
Meanwhile, some parts of the Sunbelt are not looking so sunny:
Memphis, TN; Jackson, MS; Birmingham, AL; Montgomery, AL; Mobile, AL; Baton Rouge, LA; Shreveport, LA; Hampton, VA; Wichita Falls, TX; Beaumont, TX; and Lawton, OK all lost population over the past decade.
Four (4) cities are on the verge of attaining million person status and could reach that number by 2030 if they continue to grow at the same rate they did the past decade – they are:
- Austin, TX = 961,855
- Jacksonville, FL = 949,611
- Fort Worth, TX = 918,915
- Columbus, OH = 905,748
Several older suburbs of Detroit are showing renewed resiliency. These include:
- Dearborn = 109,976 or +12.4% – first time above the 100,000 threshold since 1970
- Hamtramck = 28,433 or +26.8% – highest population since 1960
- Dearborn Heights = 63,292 or +9.6% – first population increase since 1970
- Melvindale = 12,851 or +19.9% – first population increase since 1970
- Pontiac = 61,606 or +3.5% – first population increase since 1970
- Lincoln Park = 40,245 – first population increase since 1960
- en.wikipedia.org for each city