U.S. Population Increases In Large Cities But Some Small Towns Experience Decline

By Carie P. | Jul 07, 2017 03:06 PM EDT

The United States of America is reportedly losing its small towns but its population continues to grow in some areas. Some places in the U.S. have unprecedented population growth due to some factors and the trend of adding residents in the said areas.

Latest reports claimed that America was starting to lose its small towns since most of its residents are already moving to large and big cities. More and more residents are added to these cities as these already define how people live in the U.S.

According to Newsweek, 54% of small towns in the U.S. already experienced population decline from the year 2015 to 2016. Despite this report, some towns like Washington, Florida, Utah, Texas, Idaho, North Carolina, Colorado, and Oregon experienced population increase by 1 percent or even more. This was the result of the latest analysis of Census and published by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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For a town to be considered a small town, it must have a population fewer than 10,000 residents. Some of the small towns are already dying out since more and more residents are flocking in large cities due to some factors. With the report, these factors included work, education, and even business.

If there are small towns which population is declining, there are still some which are growing since these places are likely seeing same demographic pulls. Some of the instances which a certain demographer in the U.S. illustrated were works in nearby cities as well as the ability of streets and tight-knit schools to attract starting families.

Because of the factors that were mentioned, some demographers also concluded that most of the improved and successful parts and areas of the U.S. might likely experience a renewed ex urbanization. One thing more, the people need to consider that the economy in every state in America is picking up.

To illustrate, a former farming community in Vineyard, Utah has a recorded population growth from 139 in 2010 to 4,000 in the year 2016. The main cause of this population increase in the said place was due to jobs and source of livelihood. In its totality, the population of the U.S. signified a 4.7 percent increase from the year 2010.

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