The population of Florissant has increased by more than 3 percent throughout a 10-year period, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
According to the 2010 figures released Thursday by the bureau, Florissant increased by more than 1,600 residents between 2000 and 2010, which brings the estimated population to more than 52,100 residents.
Although the population increased, the rank by population for the state of Missouri fell to No. 12. Florissant in 2000 was No. 10.
was unavailable for comment at the time of the data’s release.
Although the city of Florissant picked up residents, the St. Louis County area experienced a loss of more than 1.5 percent, which brought the county below the one million mark.
The picture is not rosy for the state of Missouri overall, either. Although the state grew in population by 7 percent, it was not enough to prevent the loss of a . The state will lose a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
More detailed data is expected to be released by American FactFinder Friday.