Census: Charlotte jumps San Francisco to become nation’s 15th-largest city

Census: Charlotte jumps San Francisco to become nation’s 15th-largest city
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte’s population growth between 2018 and 2019 has propelled it a spot higher on the list of the nation’s largest cities, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates released on Thursday.

The Queen City added about 13,200 residents from July 1, 2018, and the same date in 2019 — an increase of 1.5% from the previous year. It surpassed San Francisco to become the 15th-largest city in the U.S. as of July 1, 2019, the census data shows.

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That’s up from its position at No. 16 last year.

Charlotte, with an average of 36 new people arriving each day during the 12-month span, trailed four other cities for the largest population gains within that period. Phoenix added 26,317 residents, followed by three Texas cities — San Antonio, 17,237; Austin, 16,439; and Fort Worth, 16,369.

Nationwide, cities in the South and the West continue to lead the way when it comes to population gains since the 2010 Census — both on a percentage and numeric basis.

Read more here about the latest figures.

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