Boston's population continues to grow, according to new estimates released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
According to them, Boston was home to 673,184 people in 2016.
Our city's population has grown ~8.46 percent since 2010, when there were 620,701 residents, according to the Census.
Boston is now the 22nd-largest US city, moving ahead of Detroit, MI, which is one of only two large cities to lose population during the past 6 years (the other being Baltimore, MD).
There is some evidence that the appeal of large cities may be cresting; according to the Washington Post, suburb growth outpaced city growth last year for the first time since 2010.