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Fastest Growing US Cities 2000-2004...

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From the US Mayor's Council

Rank Population Growth Since 2000

1 Los Angeles California 125,131

2 New York New York 77,464

3 San Antonio Texas 70,079

4 Phoenix Arizona 67,371

5 Houston Texas 56,059

6 Fort Worth Texas 50,428

7 Charlotte North Carolina 43,830

8 San Diego California 43,353

9 Raleigh North Carolina 40,709

10 Henderson Nevada 39,471

11 Las Vegas Nevada 38,583

12 Sacramento California 38,317

13 Jacksonville Florida 38,164

14 Mesa Arizona 36,001

15 Gilbert town Arizona 35,553

16 Chandler Arizona 34,718

17 North Las Vegas Nevada 29,014

18 Stockton California 27,695

19 Irvine California 27,489

20 Riverside California 26,348

21 Chula Vista California 25,504

22 Bakersfield California 23,978

23 Rancho Cucamonga California 23,897

24 Fresno California 23,803

25 Albuquerque New Mexico 23,249

26 Fontana California 22,974

27 Arlington Texas 22,038

28 Tucson Arizona 20,959

29 Laredo Texas 20,912

30 El Paso Texas 20,451

31 Plano Texas 19,961

32 Dallas Texas 19,738

33 Peoria Arizona 19,216

34 Aurora Illinois 19,194

35 Modesto California 18,016

36 Corona California 17,488

37 Joliet Illinois 17,349

38 Oklahoma Oklahoma 17,171

39 Columbus Ohio 16,962

40 Brownsville Texas 16,456

41 Cape Coral Florida 16,451

42 Austin Texas 15,449

43 Scottsdale Arizona 15,284

44 Moreno Valley California 14,682

45 Miami Florida 14,345

46 Omaha Nebraska 14,260

47 Virginia Beach Virginia 14,210

48 Tampa Florida 14,200

49 Glendale Arizona 14,026

50 Aurora Colorado 14,025

51 Long Beach California 13,938

52 Fort Wayne Indiana 13,768

53 Reno Nevada 13,402

54 Orlando Florida 13,385

55 Santa Clarita California 11,654

56 Chesapeake Virginia 11,650

57 Pembroke Pines Florida 11,500

58 Durham North Carolina 11,341

59 Overland Park Kansas 11,288

60 Palmdale California 11,089

25 Largest US Cities (2004)

Rank City Population 2004 Population / 2003

1 New York City , NY 8,104,079 8,109,626

2 Los Angeles, CA 3,845,541 3,819,413

3 Chicago, IL 2,862,244 2,875,585

4 Houston, TX 2,012,626 2,009,669

5 Philadelphia, PA 1,470,151 1,476,953

6 Phoenix, AZ 1,418,041 1,388,215

7 San Diego, CA 1,263,756 1,262,699

8 San Antonio, TX 1,236,249 1,214,154

9 Dallas, TX 1,210,393 1,205,084

10 San Jose, CA 904,522 897,399

11 Detroit, MI 900,198 912,472

12 Indianapolis, IN 784,242 784,462

13 Jacksonville, FL 777,704 768,653

14 San Francisco, CA 744,230 751,908

15 Columbus, OH 730,008 728,566

16 Austin, TX 681,804 673,418

17 Memphis, TN 671,929 673,120

18 Baltimore, MD 636,251 643,304

19 Fort Worth, TX 603,337 585,465

20 Charlotte, NC 594,359 585,301

21 El Paso, TX 592,099 582,087

22 Milwaukee, WI 583,624 587,205

23 Seattle, WA 571,480 570,407

24 Boston, MA 569,165 577,922

25 Denver, CO 556,835 556,039

Largest Cities By State

City/State Population in 2003 Change since 2000

Alabama Birmingham 236,620 -6,200

Alaska Anchorage 270,951 10,668

Arizona Phoenix 1,388,416 67,371

Arkansas Little Rock 184,053 920

California Los Angeles 3,819,951 125,131

Colorado Denver 557,478 2,842

Connecticut Bridgeport 139,664 135

DC Washington 563,384 -8,675

Florida Jacksonville 773,781 38,164

Georgia Atlanta 423,019 6,545

Hawaii Honolulu 380,149 8,492

Idaho Boise 190,117 4,330

Illinois Chicago 2,869,121 -26,895

Indiana Indianapolis 783,438 1,568

Iowa Des Moines 196,093 -2,589

Kansas Wichita 354,617 10,333

Kentucky Lexington-Fayette 266,798 6,286

Louisiana New Orleans 469,032 -15,642

Maryland Baltimore 628,670 -22,484

Massachusetts Boston 581,616 -7,525

Michigan Detroit 911,402 -39,868

Minnesota Minneapolis 373,188 -9,430

Mississippi Jackson 179,599 -4,657

Missouri Kansas 442,768 1,223

Nebraska Omaha 404,267 14,260

Nevada Las Vegas 517,017 38,583

New Jersey Newark 277,911 4,365

New Mexico Albuquerque 471,856 23,249

New York New York 8,085,742 77,464

North Carolina Charlotte 584,658 43,830

Ohio Columbus 728,432 16,962

Oklahoma Oklahoma 523,303 17,171

Oregon Portland 538,544 9,423

Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1,479,339 -38,211

Rhode Island Providence 176,365 2,747

South Carolina Columbia 117,357 1,079

Tennessee Memphis 645,978 -4,122

Texas Houston 2,009,690 56,059

Utah Salt Lake 179,894 -1,849

Virginia Virginia Beach 439,467 14,210

Washington Seattle 569,101 5,727

Wisconsin Milwaukee 586,941 -10,033

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STATES WITH MORE 5 CITIES* > 100,000

Arizona (11)

California (58)

Colorado (9)

Connecticut (5)

Florida (17)

Illinois (7)

Kansas (5)

Massachusetts (5)

Michigan (7)

New York (5)

North Carolina (7)

Ohio (6)

Tennessee (5)

Texas (23)

Virginia (8)

Washington (5)

* - Doesn't include cities merged with counties.

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The Green Mountain State's largest city is Burlington. I don't know the population. Probably 150,000.

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everyone knows that louisville is the largest city in kentucky

700,000+

Link.

As of the 2000 Census, Louisville had a population of 256,231. This was just under Lexington's merged consolidated city-county population of 260,512. However, in 2003, Louisville and Jefferson County also merged into a consolidated city-county government named Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government (official long form) and Louisville Metro (official short form), resulting in a city populated with 556,332 residents as of 2004 which excludes the populations of all other Jefferson County cities with the exception of the former City of Louisville. This latest Census estimate places Louisville Metro as the 26th largest city in the United States.

For consolidated city-counties like Louisville, the Census does not include the populations of other incorporated places in the county. If these other incorporated places were included, Louisville would have the same population as Jefferson County (700,030), which would make it the 16th largest city in the country. While this ranking has been claimed by the Louisville Metro government, widely reported in the local media, and has even been posted on road signs at the city limits, it is not supported by Census methodology.

The Louisville metropolitan area (not to be confused with Louisville Metro), having a population of approximately 1.3 million, ranks 43rd nationally and is the largest in Kentucky. The metro area also includes some southern Indiana counties (see Geography and climate below).

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Yes. I think city populations are misleading and Metro populations tell more of the story

Exactly. Anchorage, with a population of 260,283 (2000) covers 1,961 square miles. Grand Rapids, with a population of 197,800 (2000) covers just 45 square miles.

The Anchorage MSA has a population of just 344,965 (2004) and covers 27,221 square miles. The Grand Rapids MSA has a population of 767,539 (2004) and covers just 2,827 square miles. (The Grand Rapids CSA has a population of 1,306,768 (2004) and covers 4,729 square miles.)

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Officicals say that Louisville population will be updated on the next population estimates to 700k.

So, all of the following Jefferson County cities have been dissolved and absorbed into the Louisville Metro city-county government?

* Anchorage

* Audubon Park

* Bancroft

* Barbourmeade

* Beechwood Village

* Bellemeade

* Bellewood

* Blue Ridge Manor

* Briarwood

* Broad Fields

* Broeck Pointe

* Brownsboro Farm

* Brownsboro Village

* Cambridge

* Cherrywood Village

* Coldstream

* Creekside

* Crossgate

* Douglass Hills

* Druid Hills

* Fairmeade

* Fincastle

* Forest Hills

* Glenview Hills

* Glenview Manor

* Glenview

* Goose Creek

* Graymoor-Devondale

* Green Spring

* Hickory Hill

* Hills and Dales

* Hollow Creek

* Hollyvilla

* Houston Acres

* Hurstbourne Acres

* Hurstbourne

* Indian Hills

* Jeffersontown

* Keeneland

* Kingsley

* Langdon Place

* Lincolnshire

* Lyndon

* Lynnview

* Manor Creek

* Maryhill Estates

* Meadow Vale

* Meadowbrook Farm

* Meadowview Estates

* Middletown

* Minor Lane Heights

* Mockingbird Valley

* Moorland

* Murray Hill

* Norbourne Estates

* Northfield

* Norwood

* Old Brownsboro Place

* Parkway Village

* Plantation

* Plymouth Village

* Poplar Hills

* Prospect

* Richlawn

* Riverwood

* Rolling Fields

* Rolling Hills

* Seneca Gardens

* Shively

* South Park View

* Spring Mill

* Spring Valley

* Springlee

* St. Matthews

* St. Regis Park

* Strathmoor Manor

* Strathmoor Village

* Sycamore

* Ten Broeck

* Thornhill

* Watterson Park

* Wellington

* West Buechel

* Westwood

* Whipps Millgate

* Wildwood

* Windy Hills

* Woodland Hills

* Woodlawn Park

* Worthington Hills

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So, all of the following Jefferson County cities have been dissolved and absorbed into the Louisville Metro city-county government?

* Anchorage

* Audubon Park

* Bancroft

* Barbourmeade

* Beechwood Village

* Bellemeade

* Bellewood

* Blue Ridge Manor

* Briarwood

* Broad Fields

* Broeck Pointe

* Brownsboro Farm

* Brownsboro Village

* Cambridge

* Cherrywood Village

* Coldstream

* Creekside

* Crossgate

* Douglass Hills

* Druid Hills

* Fairmeade

* Fincastle

* Forest Hills

* Glenview Hills

* Glenview Manor

* Glenview

* Goose Creek

* Graymoor-Devondale

* Green Spring

* Hickory Hill

* Hills and Dales

* Hollow Creek

* Hollyvilla

* Houston Acres

* Hurstbourne Acres

* Hurstbourne

* Indian Hills

* Jeffersontown

* Keeneland

* Kingsley

* Langdon Place

* Lincolnshire

* Lyndon

* Lynnview

* Manor Creek

* Maryhill Estates

* Meadow Vale

* Meadowbrook Farm

* Meadowview Estates

* Middletown

* Minor Lane Heights

* Mockingbird Valley

* Moorland

* Murray Hill

* Norbourne Estates

* Northfield

* Norwood

* Old Brownsboro Place

* Parkway Village

* Plantation

* Plymouth Village

* Poplar Hills

* Prospect

* Richlawn

* Riverwood

* Rolling Fields

* Rolling Hills

* Seneca Gardens

* Shively

* South Park View

* Spring Mill

* Spring Valley

* Springlee

* St. Matthews

* St. Regis Park

* Strathmoor Manor

* Strathmoor Village

* Sycamore

* Ten Broeck

* Thornhill

* Watterson Park

* Wellington

* West Buechel

* Westwood

* Whipps Millgate

* Wildwood

* Windy Hills

* Woodland Hills

* Woodlawn Park

* Worthington Hills

Yes, and I dont think that is all of them....there were something like 90 cities in the county before merger. Louisville has a very small county that is only 385 square miles and they "merged" with the entire county. Each small city still has its own mayor and pretty much stands alone but now they are part of Metro Louisville.

Also many of the small cities listed only have 300 people. Others, like Shively, Pleasure Ridge Park, Jeffersontown, and St Matthews (just to name a few), are quite large cities that have large tax bases and between 20k or 50k people. Many of these larger cities still retain their own police forces, city halls, etc, but the Louisville Metro is ultimately responsible for taking care of them. Many of the small cities pay extra taxes to keep their own fire and police, etc.

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The Green Mountain State's largest city is Burlington. I don't know the population. Probably 150,000.

Actually, it's only around 40,000. The metro population is more than 200,000, though.

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Yup... The "unimportant" states. Like Vermont. -_-

Here's the largest cities for the "unimportant" states:

Delaware	   Wilmington	72,051

Maine		  Portland	  63,635

Montana		Billings	  95,220

New Hampshire  Manchester   108,871

North Dakota   Fargo		 91,484

South Dakota   Sioux Falls  133,834

Vermont		Burlington	39,148

West Virginia  Charleston	51,394

Wyoming		Cheyenne	  54,374

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everyone knows that louisville is the largest city in kentucky

700,000+

Yeah...it had to hurry up and annex Jefferson County before Lexington usurped its blue ribbon ;)

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Yes. I think city populations are misleading and Metro populations tell more of the story

Actually, the urban areas and urban clusters tell the best story, since they're uniformly defined, and have nothing to due with administrative areas such as counties, which are drasticly diverse in size.

The Las Vegas urban area, for example, is a small, densely packed area, while the Las Vegas metro covers almost as much land as the state of Kentucky

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