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Census Estimates Say Richland County Cities And Villages Continue To Slowly Shrink

25 May , 2018  

The three cities and larger villages in Richland County are continue to decrease in population, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the US Census Bureau.

The main focus of the release was on the 3.9 percent of cities nationwide with populations of 50,000 or more, it also included estimates for smaller communities. In fact, of the nation’s 325.7 million people, an estimated 205.0 million (62.9 percent) live within an incorporated place as of July 1, 2017. Of approximately 19,500 incorporated places, about 76 percent had fewer than 5,000 people and nearly 50 percent had fewer than 1,000 people.

Since the 2010 Census, large cities in the South and West have led the nation in population growth, with an average increase of 10.0 percent (16,206) and 7.8 percent (12,256), respectively. By comparison, those in the Northeast and Midwest grew on average by 2.2 percent (9,104) and 3.0 percent (3,942), respectively.

Area incorporated place population estimates were shared as follows, with the first column being the 2010 census figure, then the 2016 estimate, and finally the just released 2017 estimate:

  • Mansfield – 47,821 – 46,671 – 46,160
  • Shelby – 9,317 – 9,037 – 9,023
  • Ontario – 6,225 – 6,081 – 6,077
  • Bellville – 1,918 – 1,873 – 1,873
  • Lexington – 4,822 – 4,687 – 4,683
  • Lucas – 615 – 595 – 593
  • Shiloh – 649 – 629 – 626
  • Butler – 933 – 901 – 899

For information on how these population estimates are obtained, follow this link.

Source: United States Census Bureau

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