These 10 Michigan counties grew the most in 2017

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The U.S. Census has released new numbers showing the fastest growing counties in Michigan last year.

The Census shows population growth among Michigan counties, while the state itself saw just under 29,000 people added from 2016 to 2017.

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Here are the 10 Michigan counties that grew the most last year (percentage based):

  • Kalkaska County - 1.9 percent increase
  • Barry County - 1.5 percent increase
  • Allegan County - 1.3 percent
  • Lake County - 1.3 percent
  • Crawford County - 1.2 percent
  • Clinton County - 1.2 percent
  • Ottawa County - 1.1 percent increase
  • Antrim County - 1 percent increase
  • Newaygo County - 1 percent increase
  • Montcalm County - 0.9 percent increase

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In Metro Detroit:

  • Wayne County - 0.2 percent decrease
  • Macomb County - 0.4 percent increase
  • Oakland County - 0.4 percent increase
  • Washtenaw County - 0.8 percent increase
  • Monroe County - 0.3 percent increase
  • Lenawee County - 0.1 percent increase
  • Livingston County - 0.7 percent increase
  • St. Clair County - 0.1 percent decrease

Other notable numbers:

  • Grand Traverse County - 0.1 percent decrease
  • Saginaw County - 0.2 percent decrease
  • Claire County - 0.8 percent increase
  • Keweenaw County - 1.6 percent decrease

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Check out the full Census list below:


About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital special projects manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013.