City Population Dynamics, 2010-2013

New 2013 population estimates for cities and sub-county areas show that each of the largest 10 U.S. cities has increased in population since Census 2010. Five of the ten largest population growth (2010-2013) cities are located in Texas. See more about these patterns and characteristics of cities population size and change below. This section provides tools to access/analyze the Census Bureau annually updated city/place population estimates from 2010 through 2013. See corresponding Web section for more details and interactive table.

Visual Analysis of City/Place Population Dynamics
Use the CV XE GIS with city/place GIS project to examine characteristics of city/place population, 2010-2013. The following view shows patterns of population percent change, 2010-13, by city (cities 5,000 population or more) the Phoenix-Tucson area.

Click map for larger view and details. 

Members of the ProximityOne User Group (see below, no fee) may download the GIS tools and project to develop similar city/place pattern views. Create a similar map view for any area in the U.S. … one city, a county, metro, state, etc. Add other types of geography and data. Label in different ways. Choose alternative subject matter items to map and different interval/color settings. Create graphics to add to reports, stories, web pages, etc. 

Interactive Table
Use the interactive table to view, compare, rank U.S. cities and population characteristics and trends, 2010-2013.

Examining County by Place Patterns
Use the StCty query below the table to examine how the population for a selected county is changing overall and how it is changing by city within the county. The following graphic (view of the table above) shows cities located in Pima County, AZ (Tucson). Marana has increased the most since Census 2010. See Marana in this map view. Marana is located in the northern part of Pima County. 

Places & Cities
City/place data in this section are for incorporated cities. Some cities are located in more than one county. The graphic below illustrates how the city of Houston, TX is located in 3 counties and predominantly in Harris County. The row with geolevel 162 is the total incorporated place and corresponding total population. The other rows are for geolevel 157 and show those parts of the city in the county-separate components. For those rows with geolevel 157, the StCty column shows the state-county FIPS code. Use the scroll section above to view the county name corresponding to the StCty code. 

Incorporated Cities/Places. The legal designations, powers, and functions of incorporated places vary from state to state. Incorporated places include cities, towns (except in New England, New York, and Wisconsin), boroughs (except in Alaska where boroughs are treated as equivalents of counties and New York where five boroughs comprise New York City) and villages. Incorporated places can cross both county boundaries. Population estimates for incorporated places in this section are for the city with boundaries as defined as of January 1, 2013. 

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Support Using these Resources
Learn more about accessing, integrating and using data for cities/places. Join us in a Decision-Making Information Web session. There is no fee for these one-hour Web sessions. Each informal session is focused on a specific topic. The open structure also provides for Q&A and discussion of application issues of interest to participants. 

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