Census: St. Johns County is nation's 14th fastest-growing county

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The information comes from a new Census Bureau report.

Chicago's population has decreased for the third consecutive year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

"San Antonio tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 24,200 people - an average of 66 people per day between 2016 and 2017", said Amel Toukabri, a demographer in the Census Bureau's population division. Phoenix was next with 1.6 million, and Dallas gained 1.3 million.

Only one U.S. city added more residents than Phoenix a year ago, according to population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

In terms of percentage growth, three Texas cities topped the list, with Frisco's population jumping by 8.2 percent, New Braunfels seeing an 8 percent gain and Pflugerville growing by 6.5 percent. There Jacksonville ranks 12th, just behind Dallas, San Jose, Calif., and Austin, and just ahead of San Francisco, Columbus and Fort Worth.

Rockford lost 749 residents from July 2016 to July 2017, allowing it to drop behind Naperville.

The Census Bureau estimates annual population changes by using birth and death certificate data as well as address changes on tax returns.

Fort Worth's added enough people to surpass Indianapolis on the list of the nation's largest city, settling into 15th place with 874,168 residents.

Houston's population growth has slowed and the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey may slow growth in the future, said William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a research institution. A year ago it grew by more than a third of its population, making it the fastest-growing city, town or village in Florida.

Blair said city officials looked at the building and demolition permits for multifamily and single-family homes since 2010 and came up with its own estimate of about 25,800 people living in town.

New York City remains the nation's most populous by far in 2017, with an estimated population of 8,622,698.

Census figures show Jacksonville has grown by 68,000 residents.

"We are focused on investing in important fundamentals, including early childhood education, water supply, affordable housing, and a modern transportation system", Nirenberg said.

This is not the first time McKinney has been on the list of fastest-growing cities.

Rockford was the state's third-largest city as recently as 2015.

But City Manager Bill Parrish said he doesn't see the city and rural areas as competing for population. The majority of big USA cities also saw a slower pace of growth in 2017 than they did the year before.

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