Columbus Region Grows by Over 25,000 in Past Year
The US Census bureau released new population estimations this morning, and both Franklin County and the entire Columbus Metropolitan Area are continuing to grow at a rapid rate. According to the data, Franklin County added another 17,559 residents between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. The entire 10-county region added a total of 25,504 residents during the same timeframe. Delaware County was the second fastest growing in terms of overall numbers with 3,911 people added.
“Columbus had its 3rd fastest metro growth year since at least 1970 and remains on pace for the fastest-growing decade ever,” says Jon Seymour of AllColumbusData. “Meanwhile, Franklin County had its 2nd highest annual growth since at least 1970 as well, and was the fastest since 1991. While city estimates won’t be out until May, I suspect Columbus itself may have grown in the 15,000 range, also on record/near record pace.”
The total metro population of the Columbus Region is currently estimated to be 1,994,536 and on track to eclipse the 2 million mark this year. The Cleveland Metro Area lost 1,730 people during the same-single year timeframe, falling to a population of 2,063,598. The Cincinnati Metro Area gained 10,913 residents, remaining the state’s largest MSA with a population of 2,149,449.
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