Chicago's Population Grew by Only 82 Residents in One Year: Census

Chicago’s population saw the slowest growth rates of any of the top 10 cities in the U.S. from 2013-2014, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The city grew by just 82 residents during the one-year period, an increase of just .003 percent, officials said. That’s compared to New York, which saw an increase of 52,700 and Los Angeles, which grew by 30,924 people.

Though Chicago still maintains its third-place status with 2,722,389 people as of July 1, 2014, Houston closely follows with 2,239,588 residents. The Texas city also grew by 1.6 percent from 2013-2014 with an increase of 35,752 residents.

Rounding out the top 10 most-populous cities was Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas and San Jose, each of which have more than 1 million residents. California joined Texas as the only two states to have three cities with more than 1 million residents.

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