Experts also have noted an overall trend with cities in the South continuing to grow at a faster rate than other US regions.
Phoenix's 2016 estimated population of 1,615,017 ranks it fifth among USA cities in overall population.
Despite losing 8,638 residents (-0.3%), Chicago remains the third largest city with a population of 2.7 million.
But officials and experts cautioned against reading too much into the newest Census figures released this week, which estimate the 2016 populations for municipalities across the nation.
But many Suffolk County towns are shrinking, according to the Census Bureau which estimated Brookhaven Town lost 1,602 people, Islip lost 1,491 and Babylon lost 847.
The Holy City edged out the Capital City, but one other South Carolina City is making news.
2016 marks the highest population estimate Rhode Island has seen since 2010, while Newport County and Newport both saw their highest population estimate in 2010. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office said the city's population decline started when Rauner began disparaging the city during the 2014 election.
"It's always nice when the city grows", said Allan Rhodes, Paducah city commissioner.
"The big city growth we saw at the beginning of the decade is not quite as evident in the last couple years", said William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution who analyzes census data.
"I don't think it's an apple to apple comparison", said Dr. Yang Yang, a professor at Temple's School of Sports, Tourism and Hospitality management.
The U.S. population as a whole grew from 320,896,618 to 323,127,513 in July 2016, according to the data. And a drop is perhaps to be expected given that IL as a whole saw the biggest population dip in the country, according to figures released late past year. Its 2,400 new residents represent a 2.4 percent increase from 2015.
Birmingham city is now estimated to be home to 212,157 residents.
The city's estimated population growth slowed from a year ago, when the Census Bureau said it climbed by 1.8 percent, or 11,000 residents. That's an increase of more than 13,500 from the 2010 Census and more than triple the population from the 2000 Census report.
Other data released Thursday showed Morgantown overtook Parkersburg as West Virginia's third-largest city.
Only one Midwestern city was among the top 15 fastest-growing cities on the list - Ankeny, Iowa. Its population increased from 126,061 residents in 2015 to 131,947 residents in 2016. Midwest small towns declined by.3 percent on average since 2015.
The final shows of what was long promoted as "The Greatest Show on Earth" are being staged at the Nassau Coliseum in suburban NY . And in May 2016, the company removed elephants from its shows, but ticket sales continued to decline.
Gonzalez said Libby, who transitioned before she started elementary school, has always been able to use the girls' bathroom. Students who choose not to must use single-access facilities, essentially segregating trans students either way.
And don't let the burden of any tax increases or spending cuts fall too hard on any one group, while protecting the vulnerable. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says the budget would harm many Trump supporters, but he's optimistic it will be roundly rejected.
England finished second in the series standings with the Olympic Games Champions Fiji finishing third overall this season. They will now face the US for a place in the Final of the completion they won in such spectacular fashion past year .
Japan does not recognize same-sex marriage, although a handful of cities and wards have legalized same-sex partnerships. Wednesday's decision, the first such ruling in Asia, cements Taiwan's position as a beacon of liberalism in the region.
Routinely discuss the use of fruit juice vs. fruit drinks, and educate older children and parents about the differences. Juice should be provided in a cup, not a bottle or a box, both of which make it easy to drink juice all day, it says.
There was none of the anti-Islamic rhetoric that Mr Trump has readily espoused before last November's presidential election. During his trip, Trump claimed that Iran is a key sponsor of militant group, an allegation vehemently rejected by Qassemi.
Prime Minister Theresa May , who arrived in Manchester Tuesday afternoon, described the attack as " absolutely horrific ". They later took to Twitter with reports that there was "blood everywhere" and that people were "injured and bleeding".
The Top Gun sequel has been sitting idle on the deck for a little while now, and that's just not gonna cut it for Maverick. Navy elite fighter weapons institution, to refine his piloting skills and become the very best.
Father, brother of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya
Chelsea Football Club cancelled their open-top bus, Premier League victory parade, which was due to take place on Sunday. A French minister said he may have been radicalised in Syria. "He always tells the youngsters, stay away from it.
Governor Scott to Veto Marijuana Legalization Bill
But that same bill has sparked an outpouring of an even larger negative reaction to Scott both directly and on social media. Previous year the Senate passed a reasonable marijuana bill that included the means to develop a regulated market.
Liberal voters also went Green
Dissidents within the Liberal Party might hold Clark responsible for losing five seats and push for a leadership contest. The NDP would be only a slightly better option, and it's being said that Weaver isn't especially fond of John Horgan.
Welbeck hopes FA Cup win can lift Arsenal gloom
Asked if he expects Wenger to leave after missing out on Champions League qualification, he said: "I have absolutely no idea". Whether Per Mertesacker starts or not this weekend likely depends on the fitness of Shkodran Mustafi .
More Showers & Storms Possible Late Wednesday
Winds will still be breezy, out of the southwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour with temperatures in the 60s & 70s and muggy. Temperatures are expected to warm into the 70s, with some places nearing 80° during the afternoon.
Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal
"We're excited to work with Bungie to bring the PC version of Destiny 2 to every region Blizzard now operates in", the FAQ reads. The official gameplay trailer of Destiny 2 featured Dominus Ghaul, the commander of the Cabal Red Legion invading The Last City .
Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners
Around 1,800 Palestinian prisoners Friday entered a critical phase after being on hunger strike for 33 consecutive days. They were transferred to hospital for medical treatment, where their conditions were described as moderate.