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2013 County Population Estimates Released
Cumberland County is Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing since 2010
The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in Pennsylvania was concentrated since 2010.
Cumberland County, in central Pennsylvania, was the fastest-growing county between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013. The population of Cumberland County rose 2.5 percent over the period. Chester County followed with a 2.1 percent gain since 2010. Lancaster County (2.0 percent percent) ranked third in terms of percent population increase, followed by Clinton and Philadelphia counties, which each grew at 1.8 percent during the period.
With respect to numerical growth, Philadelphia County added 27,159 people between 2010 and 2013, more than any other county in the state. It was followed by Montgomery County, which grew by 12,503 people, Chester (10,342), Lancaster (10,152) and Allegheny (8,179) rounded out the top five.
Click HERE to view the 2013 County Population Estimates. Select the file name: Pennsylvania County Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013
This information is based on annual population estimates for each of the nation’s counties since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2013. Internet tables are available showing rankings and components of population change (births, deaths, migration) from American FactFinder (http://factfinde2.census.gov).
In May, data will be available from County Business Patterns, which provide the economic side of the story. Annual statistics will be released on the number of establishments, employees and annual payroll for nearly 1,200 industries at the national, state and county levels. Statistics on the number of people who commute from one specific county to another will also be released this spring.
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