05 Jun 2016 Fastest Growing Large Metro Populations of 2015 are Austin, Orlando and Raleigh
Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau illuminates which large metros have the fastest growing populations. Growth is measured by the percentage change in population between July 2014 and July 2015. Headlight Data ranks population growth for the 53 largest metros (1,000,000+ people) in the U.S.
In 2015, the U.S. population grew 0.8%. Among large metros, the highest growth is found in Austin (3.0%). Orlando (2.6%), Raleigh (2.5%), and Houston (2.4%) follow. Other large metros with rapidly growing populations are Las Vegas, San Antonio and Denver.
Six large metros have shrinking populations. The greatest population decline is found in Pittsburgh (-0.2%). Rochester (-0.2%), Cleveland (-0.2%) and Hartford (-0.2%) follow.
Research, analysis and content developed by Headlight Data. Original data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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