The latest U.S. Census figures show Chicago was the only major American city to lose population past year, prompting political finger-pointing between the mayor and the governor.
Grand Rapids is the state's second-largest city with an estimated 196,445 residents, up 0.7 percent.
Among Ohio's largest cities, Columbus added 10,046 people and, with a population of 860,090, surpassed Indianapolis to become the United States' 14th largest city.
However, large cities in the South and West dominated the list of the 15 fastest-growing cities between 2015 and 2016.
NY remains the largest US city by a wide margin, its population of 8.5 million people being more than twice that of the 4 million of runner-up Los Angeles.
According to Census Bureau estimates released in December, New York State's population dipped by almost 1,900 people to 19,745,289 for 2016, a decline of 0.01 percent.
Charleston's population has decreased by about 2,260 people since the 2010 census.
Gresham, Beaverton and Happy Valley were all estimated to add more than 1,000 new residents from 2015-16. The town of Westbrook grew by about 2 percent, or 364 people.
Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to the bureau.More news: Microsoft champions latest Surface Pro laptop
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"It looks like we are on track to hit that within the next decade", Thompson said.
Huntington Town shrank by 841 people, while Smithtown lost 481, Riverhead declined by 77 and Southold lost 37, based on Census Bureau estimates. The mayor's office said the Magic City is on the upswing.
Mayor Hicks-Hudson said the new census data may not necessarily reflect what is actually taking place in the city.
In Shelby County, Morris said Chelsea's central location on Highway 280 makes it an attractive location for families.
"It's just sad to see that people have to leave the city to protect their own future cost of living", he said.
"I'm absolutely certain that when 2020 comes around and the Census is done, you're going to see the same exact thing repeat itself again", he said.
The cost of living was too high, he said.
"We have great property values, and we have homes ranging from your starter homes from the mid-$150,000s to nearly a million", Morris said.