Pair of La. parishes among the 10 fastest growing U.S. counties
With 10.2% growth in its population between April 1, 2010, and July 1 a year later, St. Bernard Parish was the second-fastest growing parish or county in the United States, according to new data out by the U.S. Census Bureau today. Orleans Parish—which experienced the greatest percentage loss of residents for the decade ending in 2010—grew at the ninth-fastest pace, 4.9%, between 2010 and 2011. St. Bernard Parish trailed Charlton County in Georgia as the fastest-growing by a mere 0.1%. Among the 50 fastest-growing counties from 2010 to 2011, 38 were in the South, with the remaining 12 split equally between the Midwest and the West. East Baton Rouge Parish was not included on the list of the 50 fastest-growing counties or parishes, nor was the Baton Rouge metro area included on the list of the 50-fastest growing metros. The figures released today on specific population changes in counties and metro areas are the first to come from the Census Bureau since the official 2010 census population counts were initially released a year ago. Get more details on the figures released today at the bureau's website here.
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