Census: Texas has 4 of top 5 fastest growing large US cities

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The latest U.S. Census figures show Chicago was the only major American city to lose population previous year, prompting political finger-pointing between the mayor and the governor.

U.S. Census estimates for 2016 released Thursday show Charleston's population has dipped to 49,138 - down nearly 600 people from 2015's population estimate of 49,736. Prior to Georgetown's top ranking in 2016, San Marcos was the country's fastest-growing city for three years in a row.

Birmingham has seen population swing by small numbers each year since 2010, and the latest figures show the city lost a little more than one person per day from 2015 to 2016.

Latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that many areas of northern and interior ME continue to see a population slide, while southern and coastal areas are on the rise.

Among Ohio's largest cities, Columbus added 10,046 people and, with a population of 860,090, surpassed Indianapolis to become the United States' 14th largest city.

"Since the 2010 Census, the population in large southern cities grew by an average of 9.4 percent".

- CATLIN's population fell by 20, dropping the Vermilion County city below the 2,000 mark (1,981). It's still a top 1,000 city nationally, checking in at No. 900, sandwiched between GOOSE CREEK, S.C.

"When placed in perspective, the losses are marginal compared to decades past", a statement from the mayor's office said.

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Perrysburg, with a net migration of 102 people, had the greatest growth of communities near Toledo, and Sylvania, Rossford, Northwood, Whitehouse, and Waterville showed slight population gains.

"The big city growth we saw at the beginning of the decade is not quite as evident in the last couple years", said William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution who analyzes census data.

"I'm absolutely certain that when 2020 comes around and the Census is done, you're going to see the same exact thing repeat itself again", he said.

People on the street we talked to downtown had a variety of guesses for Bend's population - and said despite the growth, said Bend still has a lot to offer.

Within Utah, the once rural town of Vineyard was the fastest-growing city between 2015 and 2016, growing by 24 percent in one year.

Maine's population has grown year over year for the first time in several years.

Lehi, which is home to Thanksgiving Point, the Adobe campus and several other tech companies, grew by 4.6 percent between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, according to census data.

Additionally, each year the level of loss has deepened-from 357 residents in 2014 to 4,934 in 2015, to 8,638 this past year.

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