Estimates: Few Ohio counties had population growth

Associated Press Published:

CINCINNATI -- Less than a quarter of Ohio's 88 counties have had population increases since the 2010 census, and some of those that have seen increases have been helped by immigrants and births exceeding deaths, according to new U.S. Census estimates.

Demographic and economic analysts say the new estimates indicate that a longtime trend of migration from the nation's Midwest and Northeast to the South and West doesn't appear to be changing, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

The statewide Ohio estimates show 56 percent of the people from other countries who came to Ohio between 2010 and 2012 live in southwest Ohio's Hamilton County, Cuyahoga County in northeast Ohio and Franklin County in central Ohio.

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