Delaware County still leads Ohio’s population growth

Copyrighted Village at KinsaleDelaware County’s growth has slowed since the early 2000’s but it’s growth is still the best in Ohio according to Census Bureau data released this week. The average rate between 2000-2010 was 4.7%. The current rate is 1.8%. Between July 2010 to July 2011, Delaware County added 3,103 people. The southern half of the county continues to be the most popular with new home buyers locating around Powell, Lewis Center and Galena/Hoover Reservoir areas.

The seven counties in central Ohio had growth that kept the State from actually losing population. Only one county – Madison – lost population. The other counties in central Ohio grew …

  • Delaware – up 1.8%, from 175,238 to 178,341
  • Franklin – up 1.1%, from 1,165,789 to 1,178,799
  • Union – up 0.8%, from 52,370 to 52,764
  • Fairfield – up 0.5%, from 146,381 to 147,066
  • Licking – up 0.3%, 166,727 to 167,248
  • Pickway – up 0.3%, 55,810 to 55,990
  • Madison – down 0.1%, 43,444 to 43,401

You can read more in The Dispatch regarding other findings in the Census data.

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