Franklin County's population growth h...

Franklin County's population growth highest in state

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Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#1 Mar 14, 2013
Since at least 2000, Delaware County has held the title of fastest-growing county in Ohio — until the past year.

Surprise: Franklin County edged out Delaware County to lead the state in percentage population growth from July 2011 to July 2012. Franklin County grew by 1.38 percent, while Delaware County grew by 1.37 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

Making the rare statistic all the more stunning is that Franklin County is Ohio’s second-largest county, where the law of big numbers lessens percentage increases.

Franklin County recorded its highest growth rate since at least 2001, continuing to defy the story line of decline and stagnation of the Midwest’s large urban centers, LaFayette said.

“Franklin County has grown consistently for as long as I can remember, and that is absolutely amazing for a major urban county in the Midwest,” LaFayette said.“There probably aren’t any other counties anywhere in the Midwest, and probably not outside the Sun Belt, that are like us.”

Franklin and Delaware counties also ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the number of residents added. Franklin added 16,273, to 1,195,537 residents; Delaware was up 2,444 people, to 181,061. Because about two-thirds of the state’s counties lost population, Franklin County actually added five times more people than did the state.

About a quarter of Franklin County’s growth came from international migration — the data do not elaborate — while about half came from “natural growth,” or births outnumbering deaths, according to the census bureau.

Cuyahoga County, home to Cleveland, lost almost 5,000 residents but remained the state’s largest. But if trends continue, Franklin would surpass Cuyahoga as the largest within four years.
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Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#2 Mar 14, 2013
"About a quarter of Franklin County’s growth came from international migration"

That's nothing to celebrate.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#4 Mar 14, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
"About a quarter of Franklin County’s growth came from international migration"
That's nothing to celebrate.
Curley effect

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