Jacksonville lands 13th on list for population growth

Austin had the 12th largest population increase between 2016 and 2017 adding 12,515 people

Austin had the 12th largest population increase between 2016 and 2017 adding 12,515 people. Montinique Monroe for KUT

In Brooklyn, the only New York City borough to lose population a year ago, housing investors have driven away first-time buyers by snapping up the remaining affordable housing, according to an April report from the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, a public-private partnership that promotes affordable housing.

"What started as a promising decade for big cities is starting to crumble a little bit for them", said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, in an email. Aberdeen anchors an area of growth that extends to the south.

"Chicago hasn't been able to recover as quickly as our peer regions", she said.

The other villages with the largest one-year gains were Farmingdale, with a population increase of 207, or 2.3 percent, and Rockville Centre, which gained 112 people, for a 0.45 percent increase, according to the estimates.

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The census figures are based on estimates that are later adjusted as more data are analyzed. But this year, the 2016 number was updated to reflect a loss of 4,879 residents.

Six of Suffolk County's 10 towns, according to the data released Thursday, saw drops in population from 2016 to 2017 that, while small on a percentage basis, were the continuation of a downward trend. But experts warn that doesn't necessarily mean the exodus from the city and state is about to end. Also losing population were St. Louis, Chicago, Anchorage and Pittsburgh.

Seattle has now been ranked in the top 4 for growth among major cities for five consecutive years - quite an impressive run. And Illinois dropped from fifth-largest to sixth-largest state in 2017. But we leapfrogged Los Angeles into the 9th spot for population density among the 50 largest cities in the country, now with more than 8,600 people per square mile.

Alden Loury is director of research at the Metropolitan Planning Council.

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The overall population of Florida grew about 2 million from 2010 to almost 21 million by 2017. Frisco, Texas grew the fastest past year at 8.2 percent, according to the census data.

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.

La Pine's population grew by a modest 40 people over the year, to an estimated 1,864, while Sisters grew to 2,701 residents by last July.

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