Housing unit growth last year remained below 2007 levels in almost all states except North Dakota (up 1.0 percent last year, compared to a 0.9 percent increase in 2007); the District of Columbia (up 1.1 percent, compared to a 0.9 percent increase in 2007); South Dakota (up 1.4 percent, compared to a 1.2 percent increase in 2007); Iowa (up 0.9 percent, compared to a 0.7 percent increase in 2007); and Nebraska (returned to the 2007 growth rate of 0.8 percent).
New York City is No. 1 with 8.6 million, followed by Los Angeles with nearly 4 million and Chicago with 2.7 million.
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).
The South is home to eight of the 15 large cities-those with a population of 50,000 or more-with the fastest growth in 2017. Phoenix placed second, followed by Dallas, Forth Worth and Los Angeles.
On the list of cities with the most population increases, San Antonio took the No. 1 spot. The Texas city is the fourth-most populous in the country and grew by about 8,200 residents previous year to 2.3 million, according to census figures. McKinney was No. 9 with a 4.8 percent increase, and Flower Mound was No. 11 with a 4.3 percent increase. Specifically, to Texas where seven of the nation's fastest growing cities are located.
The Tulsa World reports that recent census estimates show Oklahoma City grew by 0.7 percent to more than 643,600 residents during the year-period ending July 1.
Fort Worth surpassed Indianapolis, Ind., becoming the 15th largest city in the United States with a population of 874,168. A 2004 coordinated population forecast was pretty close, predicting more than 90,000 residents by 2015 and topping 100,000 by 2020. New Braunfels and Pflugerville follow Frisco at Nos.
Then, in 2015-16, the city was again among the top 15 fastest-growing cities in the nation at 12th place with an estimated 68,918 residents and a growth rate of 4.5 percent.
Of Long Island's 13 towns, here are the top three and the bottom three in terms of estimated population changes from 2016 to 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.
"The South and West continue to be the fastest-growing regions in the nation", said Melissa Stefanini, director of the Tennessee State Data Center.
The census figures are based on estimates that are later adjusted as more data are analyzed.
The population in 2017 was estimated to be 24,941, down from 25,036 in 2016.