Tri-Cities will reach an important milestone next year

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Tri-Cities will reach an important milestone next year

Bend is again one of the fastest growing cities in the nation with a population approaching 100,000.

Population estimates for 2017 were released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, and our database allows you to look up any MI city, township or village to see the new numbers.

Bend, Ore., weighed in with a 4.3 percent growth rate, pushing the central OR city's population to 94,520.

Chicago's population stood at an estimated 2,716,450 as of July 1 a year ago, compared with 2,720,275 the same day in 2016.

Statewide, the census tallied 39.54 million residents - tops in the U.S. That's up 240,177 in a year and the No. 3 increase nationally - or 0.61 percent growth - 21 fastest out of 50 states.

By contrast, Frisco, Texas, north of Dallas, grew by 8.2 percent from 2016 to 2017, making it the fastest-growing large city in the country.

Fort Worth's added enough people to surpass Indianapolis on the list of the nation's largest city, settling into 15th place with 874,168 residents.

But Owensboro should see more growth in the next few years.

Tourists visit the Alamo in downtown San Antonio the U.S. city with the largest increase in population from 2016 to 2017
Tri-Cities will reach an important milestone next year

Population trends for the past couple of years prompted some experts to question whether Houston could unseat Chicago as the third-largest US city. No California cities landed on the top-15 list.

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.

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).

"That's a growth rate of 1.6 percent". Portland grew 11 percent between 2010 and 2017, census data shows.

The conservative-leaning Illinois Policy Institute said the population drops, which have been seen across the state, are an indication that working-age people are "fleeing" the state. Specifically, to Texas where seven of the nation's fastest growing cities are located. New Braunfels, Texas, came in at 8 percent and Pflugerville, also of Texas, gained 6.5 percent.

The overall population of Florida grew about 2 million from 2010 to almost 21 million by 2017.

Several maps are available with additional data for housing unit change by county: Difference in Housing Unit Change by County and Percentage Change in Housing Units by County.

As is often the case, the farther out we get from the last true head count - the April 1, 2010 Census - the more the PSU and Census Bureau estimates diverge.

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