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Columbus region grows, rest of Ohio stalls

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The Dispatch wrote Region grows, Ohio stalls

Thursday, March 20, 2008

BY JEB PHILLIPS

If it were not for the growth of central Ohio’s seven counties, the state would have had a net loss of more than 16,000 residents in 2007.

Ohio led the nation with seven of the 34 counties that had the biggest population declines, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. Cuyahoga County lost 13,304 residents, the third-biggest population decline in the country.

In contrast, Franklin County grew by 9,040 residents, or 0.8 percent of its population, and the six surrounding counties grew by 10,428 residents.

Ohio ended up with 3,404 more residents.

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