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The estimate ranks Bend as 12th among the fastest growing cities across the country previous year, with populations of 50,000 or more.

Cleveland's population dropped about 2,000 from 2016 to 2017, bringing its total to 385,525. Miami, which ranked second behind Seattle in 2016, had the most dramatic decline.

Elizabethtown, like Owensboro, is growing slowly.

Connecticut's population change a year ago was the ninth-worst in the country.

With an 8.2 percent increase in population, Frisco's population grew from 163,816 in 2016 to 177,286 in 2017.

Add up all the population gains since 2010 and Seattle has grown by a staggering 18.7 percent, which ranks as the fastest rate of growth among the 50 largest USA cities.

"We are definitely bucking the trend here in Owensboro", Candance Brake, president of the Greater Owenboro Chamber of Commerce, said Tuesday.

Half of the 14 fastest-growing cities in America a year ago were in Texas, and most of the other quickly expanding communities were scattered elsewhere in the south and the west, as booming municipalities added thousands - or tens of thousands - of new residents.

"(Arndt) has economic development experience, and I'm excited that he's going to bring that skill set to the table", the mayor said. "We knew that the state continued to lose population, as did Cook County and now we see the city".

Last year, the county added 520 residents - topping the 100,000 mark for the first time.

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

You can see evidence of the growth all over with more construction in neighborhoods like Bartram Park Preserve.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, once burgeoning cities are in the midst of contraction.

In the past 10 years, there have been 7,077 residential units built.

They're targeting the senior market - meaning most homes will have two people.

Tineh, with the local planning council, said people often have moved from the city to the suburbs in the Chicago area, but that doesn't appear to be the case now.

Population estimates are also a key part to the city's plans to upgrade roadways, Syrnyk said.

Experts are cautious to say how significant these estimates are. That's a 4.15 percent growth.

You can rank communities by clicking on the column title. "It looks like one big metropolitan area".

The growth in North Texas went beyond the urban core. Frisco in Collin County took the No. 9 spot. "Increasingly in the suburbs, the population is aging", he said.

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