Charlotte has officially entered the prestigious list of ‘The Top 15 Most Populous Cities’ in America, pushing San Francisco down to #16 in the process, according to new estimates by the US Census.
Between July 1st of 2018 and July 1st of 2019, Charlotte added an estimated 13,200 new residents (36 new residents every day), bringing the total population within the city limits to 885,708.
Over the past 10 years, Fort Worth and Charlotte pushed Indianapolis and San Francisco out of the Top 15 list:
|The 15 Most Populous Cities on April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2019|
|April 1, 2010||July 1, 2019|
|Rank||Area Name||State Name||Total Population||Rank||Area Name||State Name||Total Population|
|1||New York city||New York||8,175,031||1||New York city||New York||8,336,817|
|2||Los Angeles city||California||3,793,139||2||Los Angeles city||California||3,979,576|
|3||Chicago city||Illinois||2,695,652||3||Chicago city||Illinois||2,693,976|
|4||Houston city||Texas||2,095,517||4||Houston city||Texas||2,320,268|
|5||Philadelphia city||Pennsylvania||1,526,012||5||Phoenix city||Arizona||1,680,992|
|6||Phoenix city||Arizona||1,446,691||6||Philadelphia city||Pennsylvania||1,584,064|
|7||San Antonio city||Texas||1,326,161||7||San Antonio city||Texas||1,547,253|
|8||San Diego city||California||1,301,929||8||San Diego city||California||1,423,851|
|9||Dallas city||Texas||1,197,658||9||Dallas city||Texas||1,343,573|
|10||San Jose city||California||952,528||10||San Jose city||California||1,021,795|
|11||Jacksonville city||Florida||821,750||11||Austin city||Texas||978,908|
|12||Indianapolis city (balance)||Indiana||820,457||12||Jacksonville city||Florida||911,507|
|13||San Francisco city||California||805,184||13||Fort Worth city||Texas||909,585|
|14||Austin city||Texas||801,829||14||Columbus city||Ohio||898,553|
|15||Columbus city||Ohio||789,018||15||Charlotte city||North Carolina||885,708|
The Census also notes that the South and the West have been dominating the population game, with a continued population shift being seen from the North East to the South and West.
“Among the 15 U.S. cities or towns with populations of 50,000 or more as of April 1, 2010, that had the largest numeric increases since 2010, eight were located in the South, five in the West, and one each in the Northeast and the Midwest. Phoenix, Ariz., tops the list of the 15 largest numeric gainers with an increase of over 234,300 people or an average of 25,330 people per year between 2010 and 2019,” the report notes. “Aside from New York, New York, and Columbus, Ohio, the other cities making up the list of the largest numeric gainers were located in the South or West.”
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