Rockford's population down, Chicago's up since 2011 - – Rockford’s News Leader

Rockford's population down, Chicago's up since 2011


The population of Chicago climbs, but more slowly than other major U.S. cities.

Between July 2011 and July 2012, Chicago's population rose by about 10,000, to just more than 2.7 million.

The city's growth was enough for Chicago to remain the nation's third largest city. But the two cities with more residents, New York and Los Angeles, grew a bit more in the year. The U.S. Census Bureau says New York added 67,000 residents and Los Angeles added 34,000.

Of Illinois's 10 largest cities, only Rockford and Waukegan saw population drops. Both fell by less than 1 percent.

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