Census Bureau Estimates Population Growth of More than 7000 in Montgomery County

Saturday, 25 Mar, 2017

Loudoun County isn't the only community in the region to experience rapid growth. Compared with the 2015 census, Burlington lost 391 people. Harris County, now the second fastest-growing county, gained 56,587 people in that time-an average of 155 people daily.

Mecklenburg remains the largest county in the Carolinas, with an estimated 2016 population of more than 1.05 million. "Now, you see a similar pattern in places like Wayne County in MI or Baltimore City in Maryland".

While the Census Bureau gathers demographic information about such topics as race, sex and income, the documents released this week said nothing about the demographics of those who came and went from Shawnee County.

Wayne County continued a population decline, albeit at a slower rate.

Eight of the ten counties with more deaths than births were in Florida.

The statistics provide population estimates and components of change for the nation's 382 metropolitan statistical areas, 551 micropolitan statistical areas, and 3,142 counties, as well as Puerto Rico's metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas and municipios.

Neighboring communities, like the Rochester region, face a similar trend, he said.

Saw a residual decrease in population of 91, putting the county's overall decrease at 395. Other counties and the amount of the decline were: Brown, to 6,762 (minus 59); Calhoun, to 4,894 (minus 4); Cass, 12,676 (minus 193); Greene, 13,093 (minus 220); Jersey, 22,025 (minus 281); Macoupin, 45,908 (minus 181); Pike, 15,950 (minus 31); Sangamon, 197,499 (minus 997); Schuyler, 6,923 (minus 120); and Scott, 5,053 (minus 61).

The Census Bureau put Buchanan County's population at 88,939, a drop of 78 from one year ago and down 263 from the 2010 census.

Niagara County's population, meanwhile, continues to fall at a steady but steeper rate.

Maricopa County had the highest population growth in the entire country in 2016 the United States Census Bureau announced Thursday. The area's short-term population gains coincided with the energy industry's growth. He thinks the metro area fallout of roughly 9,000 people will be, if not temporary, limited.

"The city has more extremes of the haves and have nots", Paral said, noting how Chicago's black population has been decreasing in recent years.

Within the region, St. Charles County continued to stand out, adding an estimated 5,700 people a year ago.

"If you look at our knowledge-based economy, we create about 30% of the new jobs in MI annually", Mullan said.

"Underemployment here is very high", Entress said. Many times, that involves leaving Decatur. That was the first year it had declined since 1990.

Shinyshot / Dreamstime.comFor a second year in a row, the metropolitan Chicago area lost more residents than it gained.

"It was either going to happen this year or next year", Borsella said.

The statewide loss is reflected to differing degrees at the county level.

Marion County added 3,171 people previous year, less than half the annual numeric growth of Hamilton County.

Heber, UT was the fastest-growing micro area, with an increase of 4.7 percent between 2015 and 2016.

The population figures released Thursday show that IN added about 20,000 people past year for a 0.31 percent population growth.

The Center for Economic Growth, an economic and business development organization, has as its mission the improvement of the Capital Region business climate.

Few counties saw a change in their statewide population rankings.

He said the "four corners" area in southeast Kent County - the city of Kentwood and townships of Cascade, Gaines and Caledonia - is particularly booming. It was the most of any county in America except for Cook County, Ill., the home of Chicago.

Jebaraj said one way to fill jobs is to bring people in from other areas. The city has been particularly effective at attracting millennnials, but the evidence in this new dataset of population gains in the Sun Belt and exurbs suggests that the generation's supposed aversion to the car-dependent, suburban lifestyle may have been the product of temporary circumstances, not permanent preferences.