Find Out Which U.S. Cities Are Growing Fastest

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its most recent population estimates for the nation’s incorporated places, including cities, boroughs, and villages.

These are not 2010 population counts. They reflect administrative records, including updated housing unit estimates.

The first 2010 U.S. census counts will be available by April 1. 2011.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek used the data to identify the fastest-growing city in each state. These include Buckeye, Ariz., Lincoln, Calif., and Spring Hill, Tenn.

The Wall Street Journal identified where urban population growth is trumping suburban and vice versa.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (06/22/2010)

May Means Moving Time

More people move in May than any other month, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

One in eight people change their address in the course of a year, down slightly this decade compared to the previous decade. Two-thirds of moves are within in the same county. Renters are more likely to move than home owners.

The Better Business Bureau and American Moving & Storage Association offer this advice to those who are moving:

  • Check out the moving company. All interstate movers must be licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and are assigned a motor carrier number you can verify at www.protectyourmove.gov. Also, check out the mover’s number with the Better Business Bureau.
  • Get estimates. Only deal with movers who are willing to come to your home and offer a thorough estimate. Over-the-phone estimates are likely to be wildly wrong.
  • Know your rights as a consumer. Moving-related laws vary by state. Local law enforcement or the BBB can help consumers when moving companies fail to deliver on their promises.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (05/29/2010) and The Miami Herald (05/29/2010