The Cape Coral population is up 35,000 in the last eight years, the latest data shows.
The Waterfront Wonderland’s population of 189,343, puts it in the top 150 largest cities, at 132nd. That is according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau 2018 estimates on 1 July. Eight years earlier, the population was 154,735.
Most of the nation’s largest cities last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier in the decade. Previously, they were boosted by millennials who delayed home-buying in the suburbs after the recession and stuck it out in large cities, says William Frey, a senior fellow at The Brooking Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.
The weakening growth in many U.S. cities started two years ago and accelerated last year. The leader, New York City, with a population of 8.4 million, lost 39,000 residents last year.