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POPULATION GROWTH


Population growth is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau by city from 1990 through an estimate for 2013.

Boise, Idaho and Iowa City, Iowa rank #1 and #2 among our 99 top retirement cities with 15% population growth from 2000-2013. For ranking purposes, a moderate level of growth is preferable to too much or too little growth.







Population Change
1990 - 2013
  Population      
  % Change 2013           GPTR
City/Town 2000-2013 (est.) 2010 2000 1990 Metro Area/County 2013 Rank
Boca Raton, FL 19.6% 89,407 84,392 74,764 61,492 Palm Beach county 1,372,171 15
Lynchburg, VA 19.5% 78,014 75,568 65,269 66,049 Lynchburg City 78,014 14
Bloomington, IN 19.2% 82,575 80,405 69,291 60,633 Bloomington metro 192,714 13
Wenatchee, WA 17.4% 32,701 31,925 27,856 21,756 Chelan county 73,967 11
Vail, CO 17.2% 5,311 5,305 4,531 3,659 Eagle county 52,460 9
Middleton, WI 16.7% 18,411 17,442 15,770 13,289 Madison metro 568,593 6
Vancouver, WA 16.6% 167,405 161,791 143,560 46,380 Portland/Vancouver metro 2,226,009 5
Hilton Head, SC 16.4% 39,412 37,099 33,862 23,694 Beaufort county 171,838 4
Boise, ID 15.3% 214,237 205,671 185,787 125,738 Ada county 416,464 1
Iowa City, IA 15.1% 71,591 67,862 62,220 59,738 Johnson county 139,155 2
Columbia, SC 14.7% 133,358 129,272 116,278 98,052 Columbia metro 767,598 3
Aspen, CO 13.8% 6,728 6,658 5,914 5,049 Pitkin county 17,379 7
Olympia, WA 13.7% 48,338 46,478 42,514 33,840 Thurston county 262,388 8
Naperville, IL 12.9% 144,864 141,853 128,358 85,351 Du Page county 932,126 10
Santa Fe, NM 12.5% 69,976 67,947 62,203 55,859 Santa Fe metro 144,170 12
GPTR Rank = Moderate growth is better (Moderate defined as median of "% Change 2000-2013")
                        Negative change ranks lowest


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