Nine areas surpassed the 50,000-population mark between 2011 and 2012, including four in the West, four in the South, and one in the Northeast. The Western areas were Lehi, Utah (51,173); Kirkland, Wash. (50,697); Gilroy, Calif. (50,660); and Palm Desert, Calif. (50,013). Those in the South included Harrisonburg, Va. (50,981); Bradenton, Fla. (50,672); Southaven, Miss. (50,374); and San Marcos, Texas (50,001). Plainfield, N.J. (50,244) in the Northeast also crossed the mark. •
Two local governmental units dropped below the 50,000 threshold between 2011 and 2012. Troy, N.Y., declined from 50,072 in 2011 to 49,946 in 2012, with Joplin, Mo. falling from 50,475 to 49,526. Joplin was struck by a devastating tornado in May 2011.
more information about the geographic areas for which the Census Bureau produces
population estimates, see
population clock, one of the most widely visited features of the census.gov
website, displays continuously updated projections of the total U.S. population,
including the rate of births, deaths and net migration for the United States.
The projections are based on a monthly time series of population estimates
starting with the April 1, 2010, resident population count derived from the 2010
Census. Additionally, users can access tables displaying the most populous
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Detailed tables: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t
Ranking tables: www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/news_conferences/20130523_subcounty_popest.html#ranking
State contacts: http://www.census.gov/population/www/coop/contacts.html
Population clock: http://www.census.gov/popclock/
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