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Ohio population growth is slow even compared to the nation's sluggish rate
Aging Boomers and a slowdown of immigration account for the stall
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Birthrates have kept Ohio from falling into the negatives when it comes to population.
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The Census says U.S. population growth last year was the slowest since 1937, and Ohio fell well below that. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.

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The latest estimates say nationally, the U.S. population grew by 0.72 percent from the summer of 2012 to the summer of 2013. To get the Midwest’s comparables, you have to cut that more than in half. And to get Ohio’s numbers, cut that in half again. 

Ohio’s population totaled 11.57 million, up just 0.15 percent from the year before. 

Aging Baby Boomer and slower immigration account for the low national numbers. Ohio’s pattern continues that of more than a decade, when migration to other states outstripped people moving here, and birth rates have been the only thing that kept the state from losing population numbers.

In fact, Ohio’s population growth since 2000 has been less than 2 percent.  The slow growth reflected in the last official Census in 2010 cost Ohio two congressional seats.

The only states that lost population in the most recent year-to-year comparison were West Virginia and Maine. And only Michigan has flat-out lost population since 2000.

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