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North Carolina counties in dark green grew at the fastest rates from 2010 to 2012, while counties in lighter shades had a lesser rate of growth.
Map: U.S. Census Bureau

Originally published: 2013-03-15 16:22:02
Last modified: 2013-03-15 16:22:02

Avery’s population drops to 17,635

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Avery County’s population continued to decrease in 2012, slipping to an estimated 17,635 as of last July, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released on March 14.
The Census Bureau released 2012 county, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical estimates for the United States and Puerto Rico this week. The Census Bureau estimates population change since the most recent Census using births, deaths, administrative records and survey data.

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