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Baltimore Bumps St. Louis Out of Top 20 Populations

The city of St. Louis is down more than 4,500 residents from last year.

March 22, 2018 - 7:34 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Baltimore took the Browns baseball team from St. Louis and re-named it the Orioles. Now, that city is taking another claim away from the Gateway City.

According to yearly Census figures out today, the Baltimore metro area bumped the St. Louis metro area out of the nation's top 20 in population.

The areas flip-flopped the 20th and 21st spots.

Looking at numbers gathered by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Baltimore is over 2,808,000, while St. Louis checks in at more than 2,807,000.

Both metro areas grew slower than other parts of the country, and saw drops in their namesake cities. For instance, the city of St. Louis is down more than 4,500 residents from last year -- it's largest yearly decline since the 2010 Census figures were released.

St. Louis County is down 1,500 residents.

But not all of the local area's 14-county boundary is hurting.
The figures show St. Charles County is seeing population growth -- a gain of 4,700 residents in the past year.
Officials there are touting afforable housing, jobs, high-ranking schools, and low crime.