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South Dominates Population Growth Estimates

Austin, Raleigh, Orlando Record Highest Percentage Increases

By Louis Rosenthal | Friday, April 21, 2017


Southern metros are gaining the most population. That’s the message sent by the U.S. Census Bureau in its recently-released 2016 population estimates.

Eight of the metropolitan areas among the top 10 population areas were located in the former Confederacy, with Austin, Raleigh and Orlando comprising the top three. Las Vegas (No. 5) and Phoenix (No. 9) were the only non-Southern metros near the top.

The entire top 10 has population growth of at least 2.0% in 2016, compared to the national rate of 0.7% growth. The fastest-growing metro areas also are recording some of the highest percentage increases of apartment supply, according to apartment market data from Axiometrics, a RealPage company.


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Louis Rosenthal

Louis Rosenthal

Real Estate Analyst

Louis Rosenthal researches and analyzes current apartment trends in the United States and correlates them with economic indicators. He also studies the urban landscape and other metrics to develop in-depth reports and presentations for clients. Louis recently earned his Master of Science in Public Policy, focusing on housing, landuse patterns, real-estate dynamics and economic development. He combines that knowledge with his four years of practical experience in tax analysis, regression analysis and presentations to develop insightful analysis. An accomplished writer, Louis’ work has appeared on and Axiometrics’ blogs, among others.

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