Only five cities and towns in Connecticut saw population growth between 2014 and 2015, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census.
But estimated populations in Connecticut’s municipalities only fluctuated up or down by less than a percentage point, from -0.5 to 0 .9 percent.
Nationally, five out of the eleven fastest-growing cities were in Texas. They grew between 4.5 and 7.8 percent in 2014 – 2015.
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Danbury and Stamford had Connecticut’s largest increases in estimated population at 0.9 and 0.5 percent, respectively. But that’s only about 760 and 600 residents. New Haven, Norwalk and Milford are the other three towns that grew.
Bridgeport had the highest population in Connecticut and was ranked at 178th out of the 763 cities across the country with more than 50,000 residents.
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Meriden shrank the most among Connecticut towns at -0.5 percent, or almost 300 residents.
Waterbury saw the largest drop in the number of residents at about 470.
Between 2010 and 2015, Stamford saw the sharpest growth compared to other Connecticut cities. More than 6,000 residents have moved to or been born in the southwestern city. That’s a growth of almost 5 percent.
Explore town growth since 2010 below.