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U.S. Census: Trussville is fastest growing city in Jefferson County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

TRUSSVILLE –On Thursday, the U.S. Census updated the data showing city population estimates through July of 2017. The newest data shows Trussville growing at a higher percentage than any other Jefferson County city. Trussville has added almost 2,500 people since 2010 for a 9.5 percent growth rate, according to the data.

Pinson was second in Jefferson County with 5.1 percent growth, followed by Hoover at 4 percent.

In the Trussville Tribune coverage area, Springville, and Argo joined Trussville and Pinson in the growth category. Clay remained mostly the same with a slight decrease of less than 1 percent and Center Point lost 3.6 percent of the population.

Trussville has also led metro Birmingham in new home construction over the last five years.

“I think the biggest draw is the school system,” said Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat. “Most of the age demographic has shifted because of the schools. Of course, we have great retail stores and affordable housing. Trussville is a safe place to live with great neighborhoods and the school system is a feather in our cap.”

Birmingham continues to lose population, though at a much lower rate than the last several decades. According to estimates, Birmingham has lost 1,527, less than 1 percent of the population.

With three of Alabama’s four largest cities- Birmingham, Mobile, and Montgomery- losing population, Huntsville is on track to become the state’s largest city in six years. Huntsville has grown by eight percent and the states fifth largest city, Tuscaloosa, has topped the 100,000 mark with 10.9 percent growth.

Jefferson County 2010 2017 % of change
Bessemer 27,456 26,386 -3.8%
Birmingham 212,237 210,710  -.7%
Center Point 16,921 16,313 -3.6%
Clay 9,708 9,599  -1.1%
Gardendale 13,893 13,906 +.01%
Homewood 25,167 25,476 +1.2%
Hoover 81,619 84,920 +4%
Irondale 12,349 12,468  +1%
Mountain Brook 20,413 20,381  -.01%
Pinson 7,163  7,532 +5.1%
Trussville 19,333 21,827 +9.5%
Vestavia Hills 34,033 34,291  +.07%
St. Clair County
Argo 4,071 4,268 4.8%
Springville 4,080 4,233 3.8%


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