Strong Suburbs

suburbs_1In 2015, suburban counties grew by almost 1% to 159 million people while urban counties grew by 0.8% to 77 million. In the last decade, cities grew faster than suburbs only once, in 2011. In 2014 and 2015 high-density and low-density suburbs again grew faster than cities as was the case prior to 2011. Population growth in the South and West was 1.2%; just 0.2% in the Northeast and Midwest.

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