sigs_BreakingNewsPhiladelphia’s population is still increasing, according to data released today (May 22) by the U.S. Census Bureau.

In its estimate for 2013, the Census Bureau put the city’s population at 1,553, 165, an increase of about 25,000 residents – or two percent – over 2010.

The city’s population has been increasing in fairly small increments for a number of years: between 2012 and 2013, for instance, it went up by about 5,000.

Nineteen of the nation’s 20 largest cities rose in population between 2010 and last year. The lone exception is Detroit, which saw its population decline by 3 percent.

Here is a list of the largest cities and their population figures for 2010 and 2013:

 

April 2010 July 2013 Inc./Dec.
New York  8,190,055  8,405,837  215,782 3%
Los Angeles  3,795,819  3,884,307  88,488 2%
Chicago  2,697,538  2,718,782  21,244 1%
Houston  2,102,587  2,195,914  93,327 4%
Philadelphia  1,528,516  1,553,165  24,649 2%
Phoenix  1,449,316  1,513,367  64,051 4%
San Antonio  1,334,013  1,409,019  75,006 6%
San Diego  1,305,985  1,355,896  49,911 4%
Dallas  1,200,599  1,257,676  57,077 5%
San Jose  955,264  998,537  43,273 5%
Austin  815,260  885,400  70,140 9%
Indianapolis  821,710  843,393  21,683 3%
Jacksonville  823,291  842,583  19,292 2%
San Francisco  805,704  837,442  31,738 4%
Columbus  790,389  822,553  32,164 4%
Charlotte  738,710  792,862  54,152 7%
Fort Worth  745,937  792,727  46,790 6%
Detroit  711,299  688,701  (22,598) -3%

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau