The One Minute Geographer: The Remarkable Concentration of Population Growth

The 18 metro areas that had half of US population growth from 2010–2020. Map by the author using

We’ve looked at which states and metropolitan areas gained the most people in previous posts. But here are some remarkable overall take-aways to be aware of, most related to the increasing concentration of population and population growth.

Total US population, now about 331.5 million, grew by 22.7 million or 7.4% between the 2010 and…