U.S. Census Bureau releases 2012 population estimates for states, counties and metropolitan areas

March 14, 2013

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U.S. Census Bureau releases 2012 population estimates for states, counties and metropolitan areas

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The U.S. Census Bureau has released its latest population estimates for states, counties and metropolitan areas. Dilemma X has shared selected data for: states, various counties and various metropolitan areas.

Metropolitan statistical areas and their larger Combined Statistical Areas are geographic entities delineated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This data is then used by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics.

The next Census will take place in 2020, until that time the U.S. Census Bureau will release estimate updates.

Data Release Date: March 2013
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division

The 10 Counties with the Largest Numeric Increase from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012
The following counties grew by the population shown in 1 year:
1. Harris, Texas (Houston) 80,005
2. Los Angeles, Calif. 73,764
3. Maricopa, Ariz .(Phoenix) 73,644
4. Dallas, Texas 45,827
5. San Diego, Calif. 38,880
6. King, Wash. (Seattle) 35,838
7. Travis, Texas (Austin) 34,381
8. Orange, Calif. (Anaheim) 34,017
9. Tarrant, Texas (Fort Worth) 32,997
10. Clark, Nev. (Las Vegas) 32,833

Largest U.S. metropolitan areas by population

Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area
Census April 1, 2010 Population estimates as of July 1, 2012
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA 23,076,664 23,362,099
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 17,877,006 18,238,998
Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 9,840,929 9,899,902
Washington-Baltimore-Arlington,   DC-MD-VA-WV-PA 9,051,961 9,331,587
San Jose-San   Francisco-Oakland, CA 8,153,696 8,370,967
Boston-Worcester-Providence,   MA-RI-NH-CT 7,893,376 7,991,371
Philadelphia-Reading-Camden,   PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,067,807 7,129,428
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK 6,817,483 7,095,411
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St.   Lucie, FL 6,166,766 6,375,434
Houston-The Woodlands, TX 6,114,562 6,371,677
Atlanta–Athens-Clarke   County–Sandy Springs, GA 5,910,296 6,092,295
Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI 5,318,744 5,311,449
Seattle-Tacoma, WA 4,274,767 4,399,332
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,192,887 4,329,534
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI 3,684,928 3,759,978
Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH 3,515,646 3,497,711
Denver-Aurora, CO 3,090,874 3,214,218
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,095,313 3,177,063
Portland-Vancouver-Salem,   OR-WA 2,921,408 2,992,924
Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach,   FL 2,818,120 2,920,603
Saint Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL 2,892,497 2,900,605
Tampa-St.   Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,783,243 2,842,878
Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton,   PA-OH-WV 2,660,727 2,661,369
San Juan-Carolina, PR 2,664,889 2,627,081
Charlotte-Concord, NC-SC 2,375,675 2,454,619
Sacramento-Roseville, CA 2,414,783 2,462,722
Kansas City-Overland   Park-Kansas City, MO-KS 2,343,008 2,376,631
Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT 2,271,696 2,350,274
Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH 2,308,509 2,348,495
Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, IN 2,266,569 2,310,360
Las Vegas-Henderson, NV-AZ 2,195,401 2,247,056
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,142,508 2,234,003
Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville,   OH-KY-IN 2,174,110 2,188,001
Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI 2,025,989 2,037,542
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,912,729 1,998,808
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro,   TN 1,788,434 1,845,235
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,716,289 1,834,303
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC 1,779,243 1,803,080
Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High   Point, NC 1,589,200 1,611,243
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,600,852 1,601,374
Jacksonville-St. Marys-Palatka, FL-GA 1,470,473 1,502,515
Hartford-West Hartford, CT 1,486,436 1,488,570
Louisville/Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Madison, KY-IN 1,459,911 1,478,637
New Orleans-Metairie-Hammond,   LA-MS 1,413,965 1,452,502
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson,   SC 1,362,073 1,384,996
Memphis-Forrest City, TN-MS-AR 1,353,087 1,369,548
Oklahoma City-Shawnee, OK 1,322,429 1,367,325
Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega,   AL 1,302,283 1,309,818
Richmond-Petersburg, VA 1,208,101 1,231,980
Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA 1,219,422 1,228,559
Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY 1,215,826 1,213,668
Rochester-Batavia-Seneca   Falls, NY 1,175,001 1,177,566
Tulsa-Muskogee-Bartlesville,   OK 1,106,431 1,122,259
Fresno-Madera, CA 1,081,315 1,100,113
Knoxville-Morristown-Sevierville,   TN 1,077,073 1,091,370
Dayton-Springfield-Sidney, OH 1,080,044 1,079,417
El Paso-Las Cruces, TX-NM 1,013,356 1,045,180
Tucson-Nogales, AZ 1,027,683 1,039,697

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Some other U.S. metropolitan areas of interest by population

Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area
Census April 1, 2010 Population estimates as of July 1, 2012
Cape Coral-Fort Myers-Naples,   FL 940,274 977,720
Honolulu, HI 953,207 976,372
Chattanooga-Cleveland-Dalton,   TN-GA-AL 923,460 936,142
Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont,   NE-IA 902,041 922,051
North Port-Sarasota, FL 897,121 917,203
Columbia-Orangeburg-Newberry,   SC 897,607 913,797
Albuquerque, NM 887,077 901,700
Little Rock-North Little Rock,   AR 877,091 893,610
McAllen-Edinburg, TX 835,737 868,167
Modesto-Merced, CA 770,246 784,031
Des Moines-Ames-West Des   Moines, IA 722,323 742,936
Syracuse-Auburn, NY 742,603 740,486
South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka,   IN-MI 720,647 721,296
Charleston-Huntington-Ashland,   WV-OH-KY 708,228 705,264
Lexington-Fayette–Richmond–Frankfort,   KY 687,173 703,271
Springfield-Greenfield Town,   MA 692,942 697,258
Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville,   AL 664,441 679,743
Spokane-Spokane Valley-Coeur d’Alene, WA-ID 666,247 674,610
Wichita-Arkansas   City-Winfield, KS 667,230 672,393
Jackson-Vicksburg-Brookhaven,   MS 660,368 669,133
Youngstown-Warren, OH-PA 673,614 664,713
Toledo-Port Clinton, OH 651,429 650,050
Portland-Lewiston-South   Portland, ME 621,800 625,726
Fort Wayne-Huntington-Auburn,   IN 611,712 616,785
Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan   City, LA 604,784 611,774
Mobile-Daphne-Fairhope, AL 595,257 604,726
Reno-Carson City-Fernley, NV 579,668 587,004
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 564,873 575,898
Fayetteville-Lumberton-Laurinburg,   NC 536,708 546,175
Lansing-East Lansing-Owosso,   MI 534,684 534,964
Kalamazoo-Battle   Creek-Portage, MI 524,030 525,929
Savannah-Hinesville-Statesboro,   GA 495,745 516,154
Corpus   Christi-Kingsville-Alice, TX 501,500 511,319
Johnson   City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA 508,260 509,690
Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL 469,327 491,852
Davenport-Moline, IA-IL 471,551 474,226
Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC-NC 436,880 454,731
Macon-Warner Robins, GA 411,898 418,201
Hickory-Lenoir, NC 410,493 408,625
Tallahassee-Bainbridge, FL-GA 395,255 402,880
Montgomery, AL 374,536 377,149

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America’s fastest growing region- The South
Largest Southern U.S. metropolitan areas

Miami Skyline

Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area
Population estimates as of July 1, 2012
Washington-Baltimore-Arlington,   DC-MD-VA-WV-PA 9,331,587
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK 7,095,411
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St.   Lucie, FL 6,375,434
Houston-The Woodlands, TX 6,371,677
Atlanta–Athens-Clarke County–Sandy Springs, GA 6,092,295
Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach,   FL 2,920,603
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,842,878
Charlotte-Concord, NC-SC 2,454,619
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,234,003
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,998,808
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro,   TN 1,845,235
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC 1,803,080
Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High   Point, NC 1,611,243
Jacksonville-St. Marys-Palatka, FL-GA 1,502,515
Louisville/Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Madison, KY-IN 1,478,637
New Orleans-Metairie-Hammond,   LA-MS 1,452,502
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson,   SC 1,384,996
Memphis-Forrest City, TN-MS-AR 1,369,548
Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega,   AL 1,309,818
Richmond-Petersburg, VA 1,231,980
Knoxville-Morristown-Sevierville,   TN 1,091,370

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Classic older metropolitan areas- Industrial

Cleveland Skyline

Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area
Population estimates as of July 1, 2012
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA 23,362,099
Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 9,899,902
Boston-Worcester-Providence,   MA-RI-NH-CT 7,991,371
Philadelphia-Reading-Camden,   PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,129,428
Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI 5,311,449
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI 3,759,978
Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH 3,497,711
Saint Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL 2,900,605
Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton,   PA-OH-WV 2,661,369
Kansas City-Overland   Park-Kansas City, MO-KS 2,376,631
Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH 2,348,495
Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, IN 2,310,360
Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville,   OH-KY-IN 2,188,001
Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI 2,037,542
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,601,374
Hartford-West Hartford, CT 1,488,570
Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA 1,228,559
Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY 1,213,668
Rochester-Batavia-Seneca   Falls, NY 1,177,566
Dayton-Springfield-Sidney, OH 1,079,417

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Western metropolitan areas- The West

Portland Skyline

Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area
Population estimates as of July 1, 2012
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 18,238,998
San Jose-San   Francisco-Oakland, CA 8,370,967
Seattle-Tacoma, WA 4,399,332
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,329,534
Denver-Aurora, CO 3,214,218
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,177,063
Portland-Vancouver-Salem,   OR-WA 2,992,924
Sacramento-Roseville, CA 2,462,722
Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT 2,350,274
Las Vegas-Henderson, NV-AZ 2,247,056
Fresno-Madera, CA 1,100,113
Tucson-Nogales, AZ 1,039,697
Honolulu, HI 976,372
Reno-Carson City-Fernley, NV 587,004
Anchorage, AK 392,535

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U.S. Census state population rankings as of 2012

Geography Census   April 1, 2010 Population   Estimates as of July 1, 2012
United States 308,745,538 313,914,040
California 37,253,956 38,041,430
Texas 25,145,561 26,059,203
New York 19,378,102 19,570,261
Florida 18,801,310 19,317,568
Illinois 12,830,632 12,875,255
Pennsylvania 12,702,379 12,763,536
Ohio 11,536,504 11,544,225
Georgia 9,687,653 9,919,945
Michigan 9,883,640 9,883,360
North Carolina 9,535,483 9,752,073
New Jersey 8,791,894 8,864,590
Virginia 8,001,024 8,185,867
Washington 6,724,540 6,897,012
Massachusetts 6,547,629 6,646,144
Arizona 6,392,017 6,553,255
Indiana 6,483,802 6,537,334
Tennessee 6,346,105 6,456,243
Missouri 5,988,927 6,021,988
Maryland 5,773,552 5,884,563
Wisconsin 5,686,986 5,726,398
Minnesota 5,303,925 5,379,139
Colorado 5,029,196 5,187,582
Alabama 4,779,736 4,822,023
South Carolina 4,625,364 4,723,723
Louisiana 4,533,372 4,601,893
Kentucky 4,339,367 4,380,415
Oregon 3,831,074 3,899,353
Oklahoma 3,751,351 3,814,820
Puerto Rico 3,725,789 3,667,084
Connecticut 3,574,097 3,590,347
Iowa 3,046,355 3,074,186
Mississippi 2,967,297 2,984,926
Arkansas 2,915,918 2,949,131
Kansas 2,853,118 2,885,905
Utah 2,763,885 2,855,287
Nevada 2,700,551 2,758,931
New Mexico 2,059,179 2,085,538
Nebraska 1,826,341 1,855,525
West Virginia 1,852,994 1,855,413
Idaho 1,567,582 1,595,728
Hawaii 1,360,301 1,392,313
Maine 1,328,361 1,329,192
New Hampshire 1,316,470 1,320,718
Rhode Island 1,052,567 1,050,292
Montana 989,415 1,005,141
Delaware 897,934 917,092
South Dakota 814,180 833,354
Alaska 710,231 731,449
North Dakota 672,591 699,628
District of Columbia 601,723 632,323
Vermont 625,741 626,011
Wyoming 563,626 576,412

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U.S. Metro Population Change 2011 to 2012

U.S. Metro Net MigrationPopulation Change 2011 to 2012

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Some large counties in the Southern states

Alabama
Jefferson County 660,009
Mobile County 413,936
Madison County 343,080
Montgomery County 230,149
Shelby County 200,941
Tuscaloosa County 198,596
Baldwin County 190,790

District of Columbia
Washington (City) 632,323

Florida
Miami-Dade County 2,591,035
Broward County 1,815,137
Palm Beach County 1,356,545
Hillsborough County 1,277,746
Orange County 1,202,234
Pinellas County 921,319
Duval County 879,602
Lee County 645,293
Brevard County 547,307

Georgia
Fulton County 977,773
Gwinnett County 842,046
Cobb County 707,442
DeKalb County 707,089
Chatham County 276,434
Clayton County 265,888
Henry County 209,053
Richmond County 202,587
Muscogee County 198,413
Forsyth County 187,928
Bibb County 156,462

Louisiana
East Baton Rouge Parish 444,526
Jefferson Parish 433,676
Orleans Parish 369,250
Caddo Parish 257,093
St. Tammany Parish 239,453
Lafayette Parish 227,055

Maryland
Montgomery County 1,004,709
Prince George’s County 881,138
Baltimore County 817,455
Baltimore City 621,342
Anne Arundel County 550,488
Howard County 299,430

North Carolina
Mecklenburg County 969,031
Wake County 952,151
Guilford County 500,879
Forsyth County 358,137
Cumberland County 324,049
Durham County 279,641
Buncombe County 244,490
New Hanover County 209,234
Union County 208,520
Gaston County 208,049
Cabarrus County 184,498
Johnston County 174,938

South Carolina
Greenville County 467,605
Richland County 393,830
Charleston County 365,162
Spartanburg County 288,745
Horry County 282,285
Lexington County 270,406
York County 234,635

Tennessee
Shelby County 940,764
Davidson County 648,295
Knox County 441,311
Hamilton County 345,545

Texas
Harris County 4,253,700
Dallas County 2,453,843
Tarrant County 1,880,153
Bexar County 1,785,704
Travis County 1,095,584
Collin County 834,642
El Paso County 827,398
Hidalgo County 806,552
Denton County 707,304
Fort Bend County 627,293

Virginia
Fairfax County 1,118,602
Prince William County 430,289
Loudoun County 336,898
Chesterfield County 323,856
Henrico County 314,932
Norfolk (City) 245,782
Arlington County 221,045
Virginia Beach (City) 447,021

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U.S. County Population Change 2011 to 2012

U.S. County Numeric Population Change 2011 to 2012

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See link to: U.S. state population estimates released for 2013
The latest estimates of total population for the United States, States, and Puerto Rico Commonwealth – for July 1, 2013 – were released December 30, 2013
http://dilemma-x.net/2014/01/02/u-s-state-population-estimates-released-for-2013/

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One Comment on “U.S. Census Bureau releases 2012 population estimates for states, counties and metropolitan areas”

  1. Jueseppi B. Says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Vitally important Census information that very well might impact the 2014 election. Thank you Dilemma X.

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