Population

Central Ohio Counties Lead In Population Growth

Mar 27, 2014
www.geology.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Central Ohio counties are leading the state in population growth categories.

Population estimates released by the census bureau show Franklin County - home to Columbus - recorded by far the most births in the state last year, 18,200. Adjacent Delaware County had the biggest percentage growth - 2.09 percent - in Ohio in the same period.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio on the whole lost almost 7,400 people to migration last year. Almost half of that loss came in Cuyahoga County, home to Cleveland.

A newspaper analysis shows that Ohio may be starting to turn around its "brain drain."

The Dayton Daily News reports that an analysis of census data shows that Ohio may finally have seen the end of a decades-long trend of losing young adults to other states.

Beginning in 2010, the numbers show, Ohio actually showed an increase in the population of people ages 20 to 34.

More people moved out of Ohio last year than moved into the state.

That's according to an analysis by the Dayton Daily News, which also reports that the state is losing fewer residents than it has in many years because the economy is improving.

According to U.S. Census data, Ohio lost over  14 thousand more people than it gained in 2011 - the lowest net loss since 2005.