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Indiana Sees Slow Population Growth

Indiana's population grew by less than 1 percent last year, according to census estimates.

Census estimates of Indiana‘s population over the last year show stagnant growth.

Overall the state‘s population increased by less than 1 percent in 2012. While counties like Marion, Hamilton, Tippecanoe, Allen and Hendricks showed growth,

A total of 54 Indiana counties lost population last year. Lake County measured the biggest decline, followed by Madison, Wayne, and Delaware Counties.

According to past Census estimates, 2012 had the largest number of counties with a one-year decline since 1986 when 57 Indiana counties lost numbers. Overall population counts show little growth in the Midwest.

Despite the less than 1 percent growth, Indiana led Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky in population growth.

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