"As most of our peer communities and other smaller cities across Kentucky and the USA are declining in population, we are growing in a steady and sustainable manner".
Seven of the 15 fastest-growing cities are in Texas. According to the Census Bureau, San Diego added 12,834 residents between July 2016 and July 2017, the 11th-largest numerical gain during that period.
The report says that on July 1, 2017, Owensboro had an estimated 59,404 residents - up 283 from a year earlier and up 2,139 from 2010. The communities of Plainfield, North Aurora, Pingree Grove, Bolingbrook and Itasca all saw their estimated population grow by more than 600, according to the census. Excluding Seattle, the county grew by just about 15,000 people a year ago, for a growth rate of 1 percent.
Population growth slowed in most cities of more than a million people, except San Antonio and Philadelphia.
Some of the other cities with the largest population gains were Phoenix (24,000); Dallas (18,900); Fort Worth, Texas (18,700); Los Angeles (18,600); Seattle (17,500); and Charlotte, North Carolina (15,600).
Fort Worth (874,168) bumped Indianapolis (863,002) off the previous list to snag the No. 15 spot.
Marks and Spencer to close over 100 stores by 2022
Since turnround specialist Archie Norman was named M&S chairman a year ago , however, the pace of restructuring has increased. Of the 100 M&S store closures, 36 locations have been announced with the sites of the further 64 stores yet to be revealed.
With Bend on pace to break the 100,000 population mark, the city is nearing the same size as Portland's largest suburbs.
The group pointed to how the census data showed both out-migration and a shrinking workforce in 10 out of 12 IL metro areas from 2016 to 2017 and that only 15 percent of IL communities saw population growth. "Not inconceivable at all, if you consider the population of Bend grew by nearly 4,000 people" between 2016 and 2017.
Jagoe Homes recently had the city annex an 81.7-acre field at Scherm Road and Barron Drive on Owensboro's southwest side.
Jacksonville is among some heavy-hitting places these days when it comes to attracting new residents, according to figures just out from the Census Bureau. Although it is still the third largest city in the country counting 2.7 million residents, the AP estimates it lost about 3,800 of them since its last count.
Detroit continues its decades-long decline, according to the AP.
Mayor Mike Duggan told the AP families with children seeking better schools are being replaced by one or two-person households. From the peak in 2013, the state's population has dropped 0.4 percent, while the rest of the nation grew by 3.0 percent. Federal Way was the only city to lose population, showing a tiny decline of 0.1 percent.