Basement Beat: Population grows in Allegan County

By: 
Ryan Lewis, Editor

Freep.com has posted a nifty database to its site. Drawing on U.S. Census data released today (May 22), you can find out estimates for how the population changed in municipalities across the state between 2012 and 2013.

Some highlights for Allegan County:

Leighton Township appears to have gained the most, adding an estimated 104 people to go from 5,025 to 5,129. That’s a 2.1-percent increase. Salem and Dorr townships each gained an estimated 54 people.

Dorr remains, by the way, the most populated municipality at an estimated 7,542 people. The county’s portion of the City of Holland reaches 7,029 people. The next most-populous township is Gun Plain at 5,942 (which gained an estimated 22 people in 2013).

The top 10 population gainers? Past the top three of Leighton, Salem and Dorr townships there are: Laketown Township(48), Saugatuck Township (37), Casco Township (32), Heath Township (25), Otsego Township (24), Allegan Township (22), Gun Plain Township (22).

The only municipality to lose population was Lee Township, losing an estimated 2 people. The  City of Fennville had an estimated zero change in population.

Go here to fiddle around with it.

I spotted this on Facebook; thanks to Wayland school board member Jeff Salisbury for spreading the word on this.

 

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