The southwestern cities of Connecticut have gained residents since 2010 while populations in most of the state’s other larger cities have declined.
The U.S. Census recently released annual estimates on the population of towns with more than 50,000 residents. Bridgeport, Danbury, and Norwalk each had consistent growth of more than 2,000 residents in the five years since 2010. New Haven’s population shows an increase of 479 residents since 2010, but all of the city’s recent growth came in 2010-2011, and the population has been declining since then. Note: As DataHaven points out, comparing the 2009 annual estimates to 2010 actual count shows that these figures are never very accurate at a town or city level.
Stamford has grown the most of all Connecticut cities with an influx of more than 5,000.
Waterbury had the largest population decline with more than 1,000. Hartford, Meriden, New Britain, and West Haven saw drops in the hundreds of residents since 2010.
Overall, Connecticut’s population has increased from 3.5 million by about 17,000 residents.
Focusing on metropolitan areas, the Bridgeport, Stamford and Norwalk metro’s population grew by more than 25,000, while, the New Haven and Milford metro’s population dropped by more than 2,000.
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Out of all the largest cities across the country, Detroit has seen the largest drop since 2010, with a loss of more than 30,000 people.
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