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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Pulaski County reports growing population

  • The population of Pulaski County is continuing to increase, according to new data released Thursday for counties by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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  • The population of Pulaski County is continuing to increase, according to new data released Thursday for counties by the U.S. Census Bureau.
    The county has 303 more residents in July 2013 compared to July 2012, according to the new estimates provided by the census.
    The latest figures show that the county’s estimated population in 2013 was 53,748 compared to the 2012 estimate of 53,445.
    Pulaski County’s base estimate as of April 1, 2010 was 52,274.
    That’s a 2.8 percent increase in the county’s population from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013.
    Of all the county's that border Pulaski, Miller County saw the highest increase of population.
    In Miller County, the population increased overall from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, the estimated population was 25,092, compared to 24,810 in 2012 and 24,748 in 2013. Miller County saw an increase in population of 1.4 percent increase 2010 to 2013.
    Lacede County’s population increased from 2012 to 2013. Lacede County’s estimated population in 2013 was 35,667, and the county’s population in 2012 was 35,419. The estimated population as of April 1, 2010, was 35,571. That translates to a .3 percent increase between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013.
    Many of Pulaski's neighboring counties, however, did not see an increase in population
    Phelps County estimated population in 2013 was 44,807 compared to the 2012 estimate of 45,054.Phelps County’s base estimate as of April 1, 2010 was 45,156. Since 2010, the county has seen a .8 percent decrease in population.
    The new data shows that Maries County’s population increased from 2012 to 2013, but is still down from the county’s 2010 base estimate.
    The estimated population in Maries County was 9,018 as of July 2013 compared to 8,995 in July 2012. That is a 1.7 percent decrease from the population estimate of 9,176 as of April 1, 2010.
    In Texas County, the estimated population in 2013 was 25,636, which is down from the 2012 estimate of 25,761. Texas County’s base estimate as of April 1, 2010 was of 26,008. Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013, that comes out to a 1.4 percent decrease in population.
    In Camden County, the estimated population in 2013 was 43,862 compared to the 2012 estimate of 43,869. The county’s base estimate as of April 1, 2010, was of 44,002. Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013, that comes out to a .3 percent decrease in population.
    Missouri’s entire state population was 6,044,171 as of July 2013, which is up from 6,024,522 in 2012. The April 1, 2010, base estimate for the entire state was 5,988,923, meaning Missouri’s population rose by by 0.9 percent from April 1, 2010, to July 2013.

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