Census Bureau: County population up, city down a bit
New census estimates show that Evansville’s population dipped slightly last year, while Vanderburgh County’s grew.
The U.S. Census Bureau says the full county headcount topped 182,000 in 2014, up nearly 500 people from 2013.
It continues a growing trend for the county, up more than 2,300 since 2010.
The new census data shows a leveling-off of growth within the Evansville city limits, as the population dipped by 30 residents to 120,346. That ended a trend of slow population growth dating back to 2010.
Evansville ranks 223rd in population among U.S. cities, trailing Murfreesboro, Tennessee by more than 600 people, but leading Vallejo, California by more than 100 residents.
The Census Bureau data shows the 15 U.S. cities with the biggest population increases were in the South and West — with two exceptions: New York City and Columbus, Ohio.