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Census shows big U.S. cities continue to grow

Denver saw its population grow by more than 18,500 residents last year. It's now the country's 18th biggest city.
We’ve seen there’s been a decline in the growth level of some cities, but it’s still the case that cities are growing rapidly in this decade compared to last decade,” Frey said. “I’m not ready to write off the decade of the cities.”Denver, with a population of 682,545, moved up two places to become the country’s 19th largest city. The Mile High City saw 2.8% population growth over the last year, a bigger percentage increase than any other large U.S. city. The city has an unemployment rate that is hovering around 3.3%, but also a hot housing market where affordable housing is becoming increasingly difficult to come by."It's like a gold rush in Colorado,

" said Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce."People want two things as they make a decision of where to live these days. They want a good job and they want a great quality of life. Back in my day when, you would have been willing to sacrifice quality of life for a good job. Today, I think this generation is saying, "No, I want both."Seattle, which added more than 15,000, residents last year, moved up two spots to make it the nation’s 18th-biggest city.New York City, with a population of more than 8.5 million residents, gained 55,000 people in the year that ended July 1, 2015, the biggest increase in raw population among any city. The bulk of the growth in New York took place in the Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx boroughs.

Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, added more than 40,000 residents over the last year, while Los Angeles, the second biggest city in the country, added 34,000 people.
Muhammad Uzair

Muhammad Uzair

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