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Boone County Realizes Small Population Increase

Posted on 24 March 2016 by KWBG

DES MOINES, Iowa—U.S. Census estimates show more than two-thirds of Iowa counties have lost population since 2010 but that counties near urban areas saw big growth.  The Associated Press today reported information made available by the Iowa State Data Center.

The Census data released Thursday estimate 71 of Iowa’s 99 counties lost residents and 28 counties gained population.

The largest percentage growth was 21.2 percent in Dallas County, in suburban Des Moines. That was followed by 10.2 percent in Johnson County and 8.6 percent in Polk County.

The largest population growth was in Polk, where the Des Moines-based county added 37,076 people. Polk has an estimated population of 467,711, making it Iowa’s largest.

Clinton County had the biggest population decline, dropping by 1,348 residents. Adams in the state’s least populated county, with 3,796 people.

Boone County ended up 23 largest with 26,643 residents.  Story County ranked 8th in the state with 96,021 residents.

Annual County Population estimates vintage 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(article and information available from Associated Press and Iowa Data Center)

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