Cities joining, nearing, or falling from the 100,000 resident club

The following three lists identify those cities in the United States that reached a population of 100,000; are growing and nearing 100,000 residents; and who have fallen below 100,000 residents based on the 2020 Census.

Source: tampabay.com

Five (5) cities that were once over 100,000 have rejoined that club. These include Davenport, IA; Dearborn, MI; Lynn, MA; New Bedford, MA; and Roanoke, VA. These may be partially related to the “back to the cities movement” that has been taking place over the past two (2) decades. Another interesting item is it appears that only two cities fell below the 100,000 threshold during the decade. The issues tied to Flint are self-explanatory for its loss.

Source washingtonpost.com

States with the most newcomer cities to the 100,000 resident club area:

Texas = 10

California = 8

Florida and Washington = 4

Massachusetts = 3

Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, and Michigan = 2

Dearborn – Source: pinterest.com
Dearborn – Source: arabamericannews.com

Two (2) images of Dearborn, Michigan where the city has seen renewed population growth and investment over the past decade.

Cities reaching 100,000 residents in 2020

  • Allen, TX = 104,627
  • Brockton, MA = 105,643
  • Broken Arrow, OK = 113,540
  • Chico, CA = 101,475
  • Clinton Charter Township, MI = 100,513
  • Clovis, CA = 120,124
  • College Station, TX = 120,511
  • Columbia, MD = 104,681
  • Concord, NC = 105,240
  • Davenport, IA =101,724 (first time over 100,000 since 1980)
  • Dearborn, MI = 109,976 (first time over 100,000 since 1970)
  • Edinburg, TX = 100,243
  • El Cajon, CA = 106,215
  • Federal Way, WA = 101,030
  • Highlands Ranch, CO = 103,444
  • Hillsboro, OR = 106,447
  • Jurupa Valley, CA = 105,053
  • Kent, WA = 136,588
  • Lakeland, FL = 112,641
  • League City, TX = 114,392
  • Lee’s Summit, MO = 101,108
  • Lehigh Acres, FL = 114,287
  • Lewisville, TX = 111,822
  • Lynn, MA = 101,253 (first time over 100,000 since 1930)
  • Menifee, CA = 102,527
  • Meridian, ID = 117,635
  • Nampa, ID = 100,200
  • New Bedford, MA = 101,079 (first time over 100,000 since 1970)
  • North Charleston, SC = 114,852
  • Pearland, TX = 125,828
  • Pompano Beach, FL = 112,046
  • Quincy, MA = 101,636
  • Renton, WA = 106,785
  • Richardson, TX = 119,469
  • Rio Rancho, NM = 104,046
  • Roanoke, VA = 100,011 (first time over 100,000 since 1980)
  • Round Rock, TX = 119,468
  • Sandy Springs, GA = 108,080
  • Santa Maria, CA = 109,707
  • San Mateo, CA = 105,661
  • South Fulton, GA = 107,436
  • Sparks, NV = 108,445
  • Spokane Valley, WA = 102,976
  • Spring Hill, FL = 113,568
  • Sugar Land, TX = 111,026
  • The Woodlands, TX = 114,436
  • Vacaville, CA = 102,386
  • West Palm Beach, FL = 117, 415

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States with the most cities growing and nearing the 100,000 residents, include:

California = 9

Arizona = 4

Florida, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, and Washington = 2

Albany, NY; Fall River, MA, Kenosha, WI; Portsmouth, VA; and Trenton, NJ are all older cities that saw continued/renewed growth during theist decade.

Cities that grew in population and are nearing 100,000 residents in 2020

  • Albany, NY = 99,224
  • Beaverton, OR= 97,494 (Thank you, Dan)
  • Bellingham, WA = 91,482
  • Bend, OR = 99,178
  • Boca Raton, FL = 97,422
  • Buckeye, AZ = 91,542
  • Canton Charter Township, MI = 98,659
  • Carmel, IN = 99,757
  • Chino, CA = 91,403
  • Clifton, NJ = 90,296
  • Deltona, FL = 93,692
  • Edmond, OK = 94,428
  • Fall River, MA = 94,000
  • Fayetteville, AR = 93,949
  • Fishers, IN = 98,977
  • Goodyear, AZ = 95,294
  • Hesperia, CA = 99,818
  • Hoover, AL = 92,606
  • Kenosha, WI = 99,986
  • Kirkland, WA = 92,175
  • Lawrence, KS = 94,934
  • Longmont, CO = 98,885
  • Macomb Township, MI = 91,663
  • Mission Viejo, CA = 93,653
  • Mount Pleasant, SC = 90,801
  • Nashua, NH = 91,322
  • New Braunfels, TX = 90,403
  • O’Fallon, MO = 91,316
  • Portsmouth, VA = 97,915
  • Redding, CA = 93,611
  • Roswell, GA = 92,833
  • Sandy, UT = 96,904
  • San Leandro = 91,008
  • San Marcos, CA = 94,833
  • Santa Monica, CA = 93,076
  • San Tan Valley, AZ = 99,894
  • St. George, UT = 95,342
  • Suffolk, VA = 94,324
  • Trenton, NJ = 90,871
  • Tracy, CA = 93,000
  • Vista, CA = 98,381
  • Yuma, AZ = 95,948

Cities that fell below 100,000 residents in 2020

  • Erie, PA = 94,831
  • Flint, MI = 81,252

SOURCES:

  • census.gov
  • en.wikipedia.org for cities returning to 100,000

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2 Responses to Cities joining, nearing, or falling from the 100,000 resident club

  1. Dan Tilque says:

    I can’t seem to find where the city population data is for the 2020 Census.

    But Beaverton OR should be on one of the two lists. In 2010, its population was 89K and by 2019, its estimated pop was 99K.

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