Home sales are their highest in years, according to Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith. This home sale sign is on Volusia Avenue in Oakwood. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Census: How much did Montgomery County grow last year?

Montgomery County grew by 147 people from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau population estimates.

The population increased from 531,395 people to 531,542.

The growth was very small, but an improvement over past years when the county lost as many as 1,721 residents (2013-14). 

The county saw improvement in population loses due to domestic out-migration in the past year as well. 

In recent years Montgomery County has lost between 2,000 and 3,400 residents per year to out-migration, but from 2016 to 2017 the number was down to a loss of 1,656. 

Read more about the most recent census population estimates: More people moving into Ohio than out 

More Census content:

Ohio continues anemic population growth

Local median age increasing faster than national average

Miami Valley getting older, more diverse

Flat growth in Dayton seen as a good sign

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