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Only three cities in Portage County -- Aurora included -- showed signs of population growth, according to the latest numbers from the U.S Census Bureau.
Aurora, Kent and Streetsboro were up, while other cities and villages in the county were down. Portage County's estimated population in 2016 was listed at 161,921, compared to the official 2010 population of 161,421. That's a 0.3 percent increase.
Aurora's population in 2016 was estimated at 15,876, up from the 2010 official count of 15,548. Kent was listed at 30,071, up from 28,906 and Streetsboro was listed at 16,272, up from 16,056. Ravenna's population dropped from 11,718 to 11,533.
Meanwhile, Hiram Village experienced a drastic 15 percent drop in population since 2010, followed by Mantua Village at just over a 2 percent decline.
All townships in the county experienced slight drops in overall population, with Ravenna Township leading the way at 2.1 percent.
At the state level, Columbus, which has a population of 860,090, surpassed Indianapolis, Ind. (855,164) to become the 14th most populous U.S. city.
Of the 19,510 incorporated places in the United States, around 76 percent -- or 14,801 -- had fewer than 5,000 people in 2015, according the census. Only 3.9 percent of cities-- or 752 total -- had a population of 50,000 or more.
Since 2015, on average smaller towns have shown uneven growth across the U.S., including a 0.5 percent decline in the Northeast region and a 0.3 percent decline in the Midwest, along with a 0.2 percent increase in the South and a 0.8 percent growth in the West.
Midsized cities in the Northeast --- places with populations between 5,000 and 10,000 -- experienced relative stability, according to the Census, with those areas seeing a small average decline of roughly 0.1 percent since the 2010 Census. Midsized cities in the other regions, however, experienced population growth.
New York City remains the largest city in America with a population of 8.5 million --- twice that of the next largest, Los Angeles (4 million). Chicago comes in third with a population of 2.7 million.
According to the Census Bureau, Phoenix, Ariz. had the largest population boost of any city, adding more than 32,000 people between 2015 and 2016. That's equivalent to about 88 people per day on average.