Where’s population up and down? Part II

Continuing from last week’s post, this week’s post will examine the percentage change in population  in the outlying counties of Southeastern Michigan from April 2010 to December 2012. These counties are Washtenaw, Livingston, St. Clair, and Monroe counties. St. Clair County had the largest number of communities with a high population loss (four communities with a population loss over 3 percent) and Washtenaw County had the highest number of communities with the largest population increase (two communities with a population increase over 7.5 percent).

The lightest shade of yellow represents the communities with highest percent of population loss while the darkest shade of brown represents the largest percent increase.

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According to the above maps, of all the municipalities listed, Dexter Township in Washtenaw County had the highest percent of population growth (9.2%) from 2010 to 2012. This 9.2 percent represents a population increase from 4,067 to 4,443. Lima Township in Washtenaw County was the only other municipality to have a similar growth rate; this community experienced a 7 percent population increase. While Estral Beach in Monroe County had the largest percent of population decline of the four counties represented in this post, the 7.2 percent decline only represented a 30 person loss. In St. Clair County there were four municipalities with losses ranging from 3.2 percent to 3.7 percent.

•Municipality with highest overall growth in numbers: Oceaola

•Municipality with highest overall decline in numbers: Clay Township

Below, the municipalities represented in the highest and lowest percent change categories in the maps are shown.

Washtenaw County:

There were no municipalities with  a population decline between 2.7 and 8.6 percent in Washtenaw County.

Municipalities with highest percent increase

•Dexter Township: 9.2 (376)
•Lima: 7.7 (253)

Livingston County:

There were no municipalities with  a population decline between 2.7 and 8.6 percent in Livingston County.

Municipality with highest percent increase

•Oceaola: 5.4 (684)

St. Clair County:

Municipalities with highest percent decline

•East China: -3.7 (142)
•Ira Township: -3.5 (183)
•Clay Township: -3.3 (303)
•Columbus: -3.2 (129)

There are no municipalities with a  population increase between 4.4 and 11.5 percent in St. Clair County.

Monroe County:

Municipalities with highest percent decline:

•Estral Beach: -7.2 (30)
•Maybee: -3.7 (21)
• South Rockwood: -3.8 (63)

There are no municipalities with a  population increase between 4.4 and 11.5 percent in Monroe County.

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