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Rebounding Cities in the United States

These four major cities all experienced a population decline at some point in the second half of the 20th century. Now, however, the trend is reversed and they are all experiencing rapid growth.
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level ∞
Jul 4, 2018
New York and Seattle also fit the pattern. And, of course, there are many cities whose population peaked in the 1950s and that are continuing to shrink.
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level 50
Jul 5, 2018
Interesting !
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level 68
Jul 6, 2018
Why did they experience a population decline? Crime? I don't know anything about these cities in the 70s.
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level 74
Jul 6, 2018
People moving to the suburbs.
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level 68
Jul 7, 2018
Ahh, makes sense
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level 26
Jul 6, 2018
Woah, I'd never be able to find random into that's as interesting as this.
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level 74
Jul 6, 2018
I love these kinds of statistics. Numbers for metro areas might be different from city proper numbers. According to census.gov, Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington had the largest metro population increase, and Maricopa Co. AZ (Phoenix) and Clark Co. NV (Vegas) had the largest county population increases in the nation last year, but six of the top ten growth counties were located in Texas. Falls Church City, VA was the fastest-growing county (or equivalent). The fastest-growing metro areas were St. George, UT; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Greeley CO; Lakeland, FL; and Boise, ID. In most of these domestic migration was the main factor of change.