Columbia is Missouri’s Fastest-Growing City over 50,000
According to recently released Census data, Columbia, Missouri is the fastest growing city in Missouri from 2010 to 2011. Columbia increased in population by 1.8 percent adding more than 1,900 residents to the city according to the 2011 Population Estimates.
Other cities with a population change of over 1.0 percent between 2010 to 2011 were St. Peters (689), O'Fallon (1,040) and St. Charles (804).
|Missouri Cities of over 50,000 - Annual Estimates Ranked by Percent Change April 2010 to July 2011 Population|
|Rank in Missouri||Rank in US||Area||April 1, 2010 Estimates Base||July 1, 2011||Chane in Population from April 2010 to July 2011||Percent|
|2||321||St. Peters City||52,575||53,264||689||1.3|
|4||346||St. Charles City||65,794||66,598||804||1.2|
|8||562||St. Joseph City||76,803||77,185||382||0.5|
|9||600||Lee's Summit City||91,364||91,668||304||0.3|
|10||602||Blue Springs City||52,575||52,749||174||0.3|
|13||695||St. Louis City||319,294||318,069||-1,225||-0.4|
The largest city in Missouri is Kansas City with a population of 463,202 residents, ranking it at 37 in the nation for largest cities. St. Louis ranks second in Missouri with 318,069 in population and 58th in the nation. Other large cities in Missouri include Sprinfield (160,660), Independence (117,213) and Columbia (110,438).
|Missouri Cities of over 50,000 - Annual Estimates Ranked by July 2011 Population|
|Rank in Missouri||Rank in US||Area||April 1, 2010||Population Estimate (as of July 1)|
|2||58||St. Louis City||319,294||319,294||319,008||318,069|
|6||321||Lee's Summit City||91,364||91,364||91,477||91,668|
|8||415||St. Joseph City||76,780||76,803||76,658||77,185|
|9||498||St. Charles City||65,794||65,794||66,008||66,598|
|10||668||St. Peters City||52,575||52,575||52,758||53,264|
|11||673||Blue Springs City||52,575||52,575||52,637||52,749|
The fastest-growing growing cities in the nation between 2010 and 2011 were New Orleans, Louisiana with a 4.9 percent increase and Round Rock, Texas with an increase of 4.8 percent. As of July 1, 2011, the population of New Orleans was 360,740, up from 210,768 in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina but still below the pre-hurricane level of 484,674.
The largest increase in population occurred in New York City with an increase of 69,777 residents. Texas had the next three cities with the largest increases with Houston adding 45,716 residents followed by San Antonio (32,152) and Austin (30,221).
New York City remains the largest city in the nation with a population of 8,244,910, followed by Los Angeles with 3,819,702 residents.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb12-117.html