Toronto Now Fastest Growing Metropolitan Area in the United States and Canada, City of Toronto Still Fastest Growing Central City
By: Diana Petramala and Hannah Chan Smyth
June 10, 2020
In May, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest population growth estimates for U.S. metropolitan areas and central cities for the 12 months ending July 1, 2019 (the 2019 estimates). Statistics Canada’s comparable estimates for the same 12 months were released in February.
This blog compares population growth in metropolitan areas and major central cities in Canada in 2019 with those south of the border.
The data shows that Toronto was the fastest growing metropolitan area in Canada and the U.S. last year, overtaking Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington for the top spot. The city of Toronto was once again the fastest growing central city.
In absolute numbers, Toronto was the fastest growing metropolitan area in 2019, surpassing Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington – Montreal was sixth
A CUR blog last year showed that the Toronto metropolitan area was the second fastest growing metropolitan area in all of the U.S. and Canada in 2018, coming in behind Dallas-Fort-Worth Arlington.
Metropolitan Toronto grew by 127,575 persons in 2019, outpacing Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington which grew by 117,380 persons, to become the fastest growing metropolitan area in all of the U.S. and Canada (see Figure 1).
Metropolitan Montreal was the sixth fastest growing area, with a population increase of 65,205 persons (see Figure 1).