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U.S. Census results see growth in South Bend, losses in Kosciusco County

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The results of the 2020 U.S. Census have been released, and South Bend is growing.

In fact, South Bend experienced its largest growth in 70 years, adding more than 2,100 people and registering a population number of 103,453.

For the first time in a century, South Bend had more growth in the past decade than St. Joseph County did, and remains the 4th largest city in Indiana. No area was annexed by the city since the last numbers were taken, so the growth is purely an increase in population density.

South Bend’s increase was 2.26% over 2010’s results. For the first time in its history, Granger shrank in population.

The new census numbers indicated that Michigan is one of 7 states that will likely lose a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

It was also a rough census for Indiana. More half of the state’s counties showed declines, with Kosciusko County among those that lost population from 2010 to 2020.

Mayor James Mueller says the historic population increase makes it clear that South Bend has turned the corner is once again a growing city.

Overall the nation’s population slowed in the last decade, with almost all growth happening in urban areas.

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1 comment

Charles U Farley August 13, 2021 at 11:38 am

The census counted illegal aliens. Having them bussed into your failing city by the Feds doesn’t count as “growth”, Mr Mueller.

It’s not a shock that rural populations are shrinking and urban populations are growing. One group is too broke and tired to have kids after paying for the other group to have as many kids as they want…


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