City living: Census shows where city populations increased, decreased last year

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New data released today by the Census Bureau show that compared to most big cities, Chicago had one of the slowest growth rates from 2010 to 2014. Among the 50 largest cities, Chicago had the sixth-smallest increase in population during the period, 1 percent, ahead of only Milwaukee, 0.8 percent; Memphis, 0.8 percent; Baltimore, 0.3 percent; and Cleveland and Detroit, where the population declined.

Cities where the number of residents boomed during the period tended to be in southern and western states, while “Rust Belt” cities had the biggest number of residents moving out. Here is a look at the percent change in population during the period for every city with at least 50,000 residents, highlighting places with the largest increases:

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