Macomb And Oakland Counties See Population Gains, Wayne Drops Says Census
Mar 24 2017 by Harriet Stone
However, neither of those areas grew as much, on a percentage basis, as Austin did. Kansas City, Missouri, is one place ahead of us at No. 30.
That is our beloved Pittsburgh, where not many people actually moved in 2016 - at least in relative terms - whether they considered it or not.
Kent County, home of Grand Rapids, was Michigan's fastest-growing county between 2015 and 2016, adding 6,078 people, a 1% gain. That's down by 143 from the 2015 estimate and 764 from the 2010 census, or less than 1 percent in each instance.
Hamilton County grew almost 25 percent faster than Tennessee as a whole during 2016 as urban counties in the state continued to grow at a faster pace than rural counties.
Indiana University demographer Matt Kinghorn tells The Indianapolis Star the last two years have been the state's slowest period of population gains since the late 1980s. That's the highest ranking Northeast Florida has attained in the last seven years.
What's more, those five counties all experienced double-digit growth rates between the 2010 Census and past year, from almost 13 percent for Union to 17 percent for Lancaster. The region benefits from worldwide net migration - largely connected to the local educational, medical and research sectors - but not in sufficient numbers to offset the other losses.
The report was the result of work by the Topeka-Shawnee County Holistic Economic Development Strategy Steering Community. And unless the Texas economy takes a dive, that growth - and its pressure on housing and other resources - is likely to continue.
With a net population increase of 3,800, the new figures put the county's population at 104,500 people.
Since 2010, the metro region has lost 2,813 people despite a major influx of 21,291 global immigrants over that period, census data shows.
Orrenius said that's one reason to keep a closer eye on the San Antonio area. It grew by about 1.7 percent last year, about the same as the year earlier. "We're going to look back and these efforts, the quality of life changes and the projects that we're doing now as the things that helped this community move forward", she said. "We're not losing multi-generational jobs, like the steel industry represented".
Cook County remained the second-largest county in the country, behind Los Angeles County in California, the Census Bureau said.
Upstate's population dropped again, but Erie County managed to jump up due to net migration increases. Most of those who changed their residence stayed in IL, although Florida and Missouri were also popular destinations, with 131 people migrating to the Sunshine State and 99 moving to Missouri, according to the Census Flows Mapper.