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Brazos County Population Marks Milestone

Brazos County has achieved a population milestone.

The Census Bureau’s population estimate as of last July topped 200,000 for the first time.

The estimated population in Brazos County of 200,665 is up from 197,539 from last year and 194,851 from the 2010 official census.

Updates for individual cities, including Bryan and College Station, will be released later this year.

But the newest population figure for the B/CS area, which takes in other counties, is 234,501. That’s up from 231,462 last year and the 2010 official count of 228,660.

For the 12 month period ending last July, the Dallas-Fort Worth area led the nation in population growth, followed by the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, 96 rural counties in Texas lost population. Robertson County dipped by about 200 and Leon and Madison County by fewer than 100. Headcount in Burleson, Grimes, and Washington counties increased by less than 100.

Click HERE to read the Census Bureau table of Texas county population.

Click HERE to read the Census Bureau table of statistical area population, including College Station-Bryan.

More from the Associated Press:

DALLAS (AP) _ The U.S. Census Bureau reports the population of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan region soared faster over a one-year period than any other in the country, with the Houston area coming in second.

Census estimates released Thursday show nearly 132,000 people were added to the Metroplex from July 2011 to July 2012. Since April 2010 the region’s population has grown by nearly 275,000 people.

The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area added more than 125,000 people for the one-year period ending in July. Harris County, which constitutes a large part of that area, grew by 80,000 people, more than any other county in the nation.

But it’s a different matter in rural counties. In all, 96 of Texas’ 254 counties lost population from the 2010 census to July 2012.

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Posted by on Mar 14 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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