Americans migrate to the South of the country

Americans migrate to the South of the country

Chicago remains the third largest city by population in the United States — officially there is a population of 2.7 million people, although the number of inhabitants then declining for the third consecutive year. These are the data, published this morning , the Bureau of the census, USA.

One of the reasons of reduction of population experts call the outflow from the city to the suburbs, the African-American population of Chicago. So, according to the census, between 2000 and 2014 the city has added 105 thousands of African Americans, while of their cities has left more than 200 thousand people, reports the Chicago Suntimes, citing the Associated Press.

The largest by population city in the US remains new York — according to the census, officially there is a population of 8.5 million people. It is almost two times more than in Los Angeles, which ranks second. Third place, as already mentioned, went to Chicagoand closes the four Houston with a population of 2.3 million people.

Interestingly, the census data showed the migration of Americans to the South. Ten of the fifteen fastest growing cities with a population of 50 thousand or more are located at the South of the country, four of them in Texas.

«The cities of the South continue to grow faster than in any other region of the United States,» said demographer tokapi the Amel (Amel Toukabri).

From the time of the 2010 census, the population of a large southern cities increased on average by 9.4%, of the cities of the West — by 7.3%. The urban population of the Midwest grew by 3%, and in the cities of the North-East, is only 1.8%.

TOP 15 most populated US cities as of 1 July 2016:

New York: 8 million 537 thousand
Los Angeles: 3 million 976 thousand
Chicago: 2 million 704 thousand
Houston: 2 million 303 thousand
Phoenix: 1 million 615 thousand
Philadelphia: 1 million 567 thousand
San Antonio: 1 million 492 thousand
San Diego: 1 million 406 thousand
Dallas: 1 million 317 thousand
San Jose, California: 1 million 25 thousand
Austin, TX: 947 thousand
Jacksonville, FL: 880, thousand
San Francisco, CA: 870 thousand.
Columbus, Ohio: 860 thousand
Indianapolis: 855 thousand