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Information shows county populations in Northeast Iowa are declining

Charles City, Iowa  –  New 2018 information released from the State Data center shows the population in many of the counties in Northeast Iowa are declining.

Fayette County dropped 6 percent.

Winnieshiek saw a 5 percent drop.

Chickasaw County declined by 3.8 percent.

Floyd County fell 3 percent.

Butler County declined 2.2 percent

Mitchell County declined 2 percent.

However, Bremer County’s population grew 3 percent.

Population numbers are calculated on changes from 2010 until July 1, 2018.

Sixty-nine of Iowa’s 99 counties have lost population in the last eight years.

Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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