Of the nation's 325.7 million people, an estimated 205.0 million (62.9 percent) live within an incorporated place as of July 1, 2017. Phoenix, for instance, saw a population increase of 1 percent, or 24,036.
The figures underscored the agency's estimates by county, released in March, that showed growth in Nassau County of more than 3,600 people was responsible for Long Island's modest increase in 2017, even as Suffolk County lost population.
The group pointed to how the census data showed both out-migration and a shrinking workforce in 10 out of 12 IL metro areas from 2016 to 2017 and that only 15 percent of IL communities saw population growth.
Much of Daviess County's growth in recent years has been outside the city limits. For the seven-year period, they all show an upward trend, except for Belle Fourche, which is estimated to have dropped from 5,594 to 5,553, which is a decrease 0.77 percent.
Suffolk County has more people than Nassau - 1,492,953 versus 1,369,514, according to the 2017 estimates released in March - but the county had a loss of almost 1,400 residents in the one-year period.
In terms of the country's most populous cities, five are located in Texas, with Fort Worth joining for the first time.
Blair said city officials looked at the building and demolition permits for multifamily and single-family homes since 2010 and came up with its own estimate of about 25,800 people living in town.
The Census Bureau estimates annual population changes by using birth and death certificate data as well as address changes on tax returns.
NY is still easily the nation's largest city with 8,622,698 residents as of last July. Los Angeles was a distant second, at 3,999,759. That gain put the River City 13th on a list of the 15 large US cities with the largest numerical population increases during that period. "Not inconceivable at all, if you consider the population of Bend grew by nearly 4,000 people" between 2016 and 2017.
"We can plow down a field in less than a day and have the basic core structure up in less than a week and you have a whole neighborhood in less than a month", said Daemie Kennedy.
"You need to be prepared for a population that's getting older". Frey said. For example, "Is it safer for older people to be navigating the roadways?"
Damian Syrnyk, senior planner in Bend's growth management department, said the city relies on data from the census bureau and Portland State University's population research center, which has a more conservative estimate of 86,765 people in Bend in July 2017.