Early US 2020 Census Shows Strong Growth in Texas

Texas has 6 of the top 15 fastest growing cities. Since the 2010 Census, the populations of large southern cities increased by an average of 11.8%. In contrast, large cities in the West grew by 9.1%, whereas large cities in the Northeast and Midwest grew by 1.5% and 3.1%, respectively.

On June 25, 2020, the Census Bureau will release estimates of the July 1, 2019, population for the nation, states and counties by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin.

The Census Bureau real-time population clock has the US population at just short of 330 million.

Texas population grew from 25 million in 2010 to nearly 29 million in mid-2019. Texas population is increasing by about 1.2 million each year. Texas should be passing 30 million people now and by July 2020 should be 30.2 million and should be nearly 31 million by the end of 2020.

Top 10 states growth rates from 2018 to 2019

‒ Idaho: 2.1 pct.
‒ Nevada: 1.7 pct.
‒ Arizona: 1.7 pct.
‒ Utah: 1.7 pct.
‒ Texas: 1.3 pct.
‒ South Carolina: 1.3 pct.
‒ Washington: 1.2 pct.
‒ Colorado: 1.2 pct.
‒ Florida: 1.1 pct.
‒ North Carolina: 1 pct.

On average from 2010-2020, small cities and towns — those with fewer than 5,000 people — have seen uneven growth across U.S. regions:

Western small towns saw the largest growth with an increase of 13.3%.
Southern small towns grew by 6.7%.
Northeastern small towns declined by 3.0%.
Midwest small towns declined by 1.7%.

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com