Charlotte, NC Becomes The Nation’s 15th Largest City

June 12, 2020

With an average of 36 new people arriving each day during the past year, Charlotte has surpassed San Francisco to become the 15th largest city in the US. According to census data, the Queen City ranked higher than San Francisco as of July 1, 2019. Our city has added about 13,200 residents from July 1 of 2018 to the same date in 2019 which shows an increase of 1.5%.

The cities in the South and the West continue to take the lead when it comes to an increase in population since the Census in 2010 on both a numeric and percentage basis. Charlotte itself has grown by 150,101 residents from 2010-2019, now with a population base of 885,708 which is up 20.4% since 2010. Charlotte’s population increase has ranked 8th highest among cities with at least 50,000 residents followed by Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Austin, Fort Worth, and New York City.

Raleigh, NC just landed at number 41 on the list of largest U.S. cities. Between 2018-19 it added 4,755 residents and 70,177 since the 2010 Census. Greensboro, North Carolina’s third-largest city, had an estimated 296,710 residents in 2019. It ranked as the 67th largest city in the U.S.

The Census Bureau released estimates that place the Charlotte metro area’s population at 2.64 million as of 2019. We are waiting to see how the numbers change with the 2020 Census taking place now.

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