The Census Bureau released its 2020 Census results last Thursday. The data shows that Lincoln Parish’s population increased by 3.6 % in the previous ten years from 46,735 in 2010 to 48,396 in 2020, an increase of 1,661 people (161 people per year).
According to a study by Urban Land Institute population growth is a positive thing when you consider it generates new jobs, income, and tax revenue, and raises property values, offering residents more choices and diversity.
To dive into more detail about Lincoln Parish Census Data from the 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, click the file below:
Population Changes Across the Country Since the 2010 Census
Yesterday’s release reveals changes in the size and distribution of the population across the United States. The population of U.S. metro areas grew by 9% from 2010 to 2020, resulting in 86% of the population living in U.S. metro areas in 2020, compared to 85% in 2010.
“Many counties within metro areas saw growth, especially those in the south and west. However, as we’ve seen in our annual population estimates, our nation is growing slower than it used to,” said Marc Perry, a senior demographer at the Census Bureau. “This decline is evident at the local level where around 52% of the counties in the United States saw their 2020 Census populations decrease from their 2010 Census populations.”
County and metro area highlights:
The largest county in the United States in 2020 remains Los Angeles County, with over 10 million people.
The largest city (incorporated place) in the United States in 2020 remains New York, with 8.8 million people.
312 of the 384 U.S. metro areas gained population between 2010 and 2020.
The fastest-growing U.S. metro area between the 2010 Census and 2020 Census was The Villages, FL, which grew 39% from about 93,000 people to about 130,000 people.
72 U.S. metro areas lost population from the 2010 Census to the 2020 Census. The U.S. metro areas with the most significant percentage declines were Pine Bluff, AR, and Danville, IL, at -12.5 percent and -9.1 percent, respectively.
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