A new report released Tuesday by the Census Bureau found that while the population of the United States has grown by almost 400 percent in the past century, the number of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas has remained virtually unchanged.
In fact, while the number and percentage of the cities and metropolitan areas with more than a million residents has increased by about 20 percent, the population density of these large metropolitan areas (and the overall population density) has not increased.
“This report shows that cities and metro areas across the country are growing rapidly, but not by as much as many of us would like,” said Census Director Tom Tidwell in a press release.
“The report also shows that many of the new cities and urban centers are also growing at an impressive rate, even as many other places are shrinking.”
The Census Bureau estimates that the nation has about 1.3 billion people. “
As a result, these cities and their residents are growing in wealth and diversity at a time when others are shrinking.”
The Census Bureau estimates that the nation has about 1.3 billion people.
Of those, the report found that there are now more than 1.9 billion people in the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong.
It also found that the population in Germany is now about 1 billion.