05 Jun 2016 Fastest Growing Mid-Sized Metro Populations of 2015 are Cape Coral-FL, North Port-FL and Charleston-SC
Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau illuminates which mid-sized 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 mid-sized metros (500,000 to 1,000,000 people) in the U.S.
In 2015, the U.S. population grew 0.8%. Among mid-sized metros, the highest growth is found in Cape Coral-FL (3.3%). North Port-FL (2.7%), Charleston-SC (2.4%) and Provo-UT (2.4%) follow. Other mid-sized metros with rapidly growing populations are Lakeland-FL, Fayetteville-AR and Deltona-FL.
Six mid-sized metros have shrinking populations. The greatest population decline is found in Youngstown-OH (-0.7%). Scranton-PA (-0.3%), New Haven-CT (-0.2%) and Syracuse-NY (-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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