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775 US Cities Have at Least 50K Residents

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A total of 775 cities in the United States had at least 50,000 residents in 2018, according to Census Bureau estimates. This represents only 4% of the 19,495 cities and towns in the country. However, 39% of all Americans live in these larger communities.[1]

Ten new cities crossed the 50,000 population mark in 2018. They highlight a trend noted in yesterday’s Number of the Day. Seven of the 10 are in the South, two in the West, one in the Midwest, and none in the Northeast. These 10 cities are Madison, Ala. (50,440); Maricopa, Ariz. (50,024); Bentonville, Ark. (51,111); Newark, Ohio (50,029); Stillwater, Okla. (50,391); Smyrna, Tenn. (50,775); Leander, Texas (56,111); Little Elm, Texas (50,314); Wylie, Texas (51,585); and Lacey, Wash. (50,718).

In 2018, 14,768 towns had fewer than 5,000 residents, and these grew at a slower rate (0.2%) than larger communities. Those with more than 5,000 residents increased by an average of 0.7%.

Since 2010, the largest growth (7.5%) has been in communities with more than 50,000 residents. The slowest growth was found in those with fewer than 5,000 people (0.8%).

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Since 2010, the largest growth (7.5%) has been in communities with more than 50,000 residents. The slowest growth was found in those with fewer than 5,000 people (0.8%).
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