Two metro counties growing, one decreasing - - Jackson, MS

Two metro counties growing, one decreasing

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Two metro area counties are seeing some growth in population, while another is decreasing.

This is just a glance at population gains and losses according to the Census bureau website.

The 2009 figures are estimated numbers.

Between the years 2000 and 2009 Rankin County's population jumped by just over 27,000 and Madison County saw an increase of over 18,000.

Meanwhile, Hinds County shrank by an estimated 3,100 people.

Legislators are expected to receive 2010 population counts early next year.

They will use those numbers when they redraw house and senate district lines.

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