The U.S. Census Bureau recently released July 1, 2013 subcounty population estimates. The report includes estimates for the 245 incorporated places in Utah as well as the unincorporated balance of counties.
San Marco, Texas was the fastest growing large city (population of 50,000 or more) in the nation with a growth rate of 8.0% from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013. All of the cities in the top ten were in the South or the West, with four in Texas and two in Utah. Many of the cities are suburbs of larger nearby cities such as San Marcos, Cedar Park, and Georgetown which are all near Austin, the capital of Texas. Frisco, Texas had the nation’s second fastest growth rate (6.5%) among large cities between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, followed by South Jordan, Utah (6.1%), Cedar Park, Texas (5.6%), and Lehi, Utah (5.5%). Rounding out the top ten fastest growing large cities in the U.S. are: Goodyear, Arizona; Georgetown, Texas; Gaithersburg, Maryland; Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; and Meridian, Idaho. Two additional Utah cities were in the top 100 fastest growing, Layton (3.2%) was 32nd and St. George (2.0%) was 98th.
New York, New York had the largest numerical population increase from 2012 and 2013, adding 61,440 people. It was followed by Houston, Texas (35,202), Los Angeles, California (31,525), San Antonio, Texas, (25,378), and Phoenix, Arizona (24,843). New York City continued to be the nation’s most populous city, with 8.4 million residents. This was more than twice the population of Los Angeles, which ranked second at 3.9 million. It was followed by Chicago with 2.7 million, Houston with 2.