Lehigh County is Fastest Growing County in PA


The PA State Data Center recently shared 2012 County Population Estimates.

From the report:

Lehigh County is Pennsylvania’s fastest growing county, according to the 2012 County Population Estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. From April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012, Lehigh County’s total population increased from 349,497 to 355,245 residents, a growth-rate of 1.6 percent. The Commonwealth also boasted three counties among the top 100 largest nationally in 2012: Philadelphia, 22nd (1,547,607), Allegheny, 31st (1,229,338) and Montgomery, 71st (808,460).

Philadelphia County, which grew by 21,601 people, had the largest estimated numeric gain in population between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2012 among Pennsylvania counties. Montgomery and Chester counties, located just outside of Philadelphia, followed with estimated population increases of 8,579 and 7,697, respectively. Taken together, these three counties accounted for 61.9 percent of Pennsylvania’s overall population increase of 61,157 during the period.

Click here to access the brief.


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