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Why it Matters: It can be argued there is a correlation between population loss and fiscal problems. Population loss is can result in a general weakening of a locality's economy and could be caused by a loss of a major employer, demographic shift or other factors. Local governments are often unable to reduce expenditures to match a growth decline or loss of revenue due to departing taxpayers. (n007)

Data Source: The historical data presented has been loaded from information provided by the US Census Bureau or State Department of Treasury. Current and future year data has been entered by the municipality based on current budget and forecast information, or by Munetrix from available audited or budget information found in the public domain. (n032)
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Data Table

CountyFiscal YearPopulation
Berrien County2006162,453
2007159,589
2008159,481
2009160,472
2010156,793
2011156,518
2012156,093
2013155,501
2014155,439
2015154,629
2016154,010
Cass County200651,104
200750,551
200850,185
200949,925
201052,188
201152,459
201252,050
201351,848
201451,813
201551,665
201651,599
Van Buren County200676,263
200777,931
200877,801
200978,227
201076,157
201175,913
201275,268
201375,330
201475,193
201575,064
201675,223