Houston County Population Growth Slows

Author: Telegraph
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:38 PM
Categories: Faculty/Staff | School of Business | In the News

Macon, GA

WARNER ROBINS -- Not long ago, Houston County was among the fastest-growing communities in the country. These days, it’s got a middling record even in Georgia, new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates suggest.

But when it comes to attracting new residents, Houston County remains far ahead of most Middle Georgia’s counties, where population losses continue, according to the census bureau.

At one end of the spectrum, sparsely populated Hancock County lost about 400 people in the latest year reported, giving it the worse rate of population loss in the state.

The census figures released Thursday show counties’ estimated populations as of July 2014. Yet even some of the dismal figures of continued population loss actually show promise, said Greg George, director of Middle Georgia State College’s Center for Economic Analysis.

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