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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
Allegan County2006105,665
2007112,761
2008112,975
2009113,449
2010111,502
2011111,550
2012111,929
2013112,415
2014113,778
2015114,661
2016115,548
2017115,548
Ionia County200661,518
200764,053
200863,833
200962,574
201063,862
201163,865
201263,910
201364,023
201464,292
201564,173
201664,232
201764,232
Kent County2006574,335
2007604,330
2008605,213
2009608,315
2010603,011
2011608,076
2012615,041
2013623,226
2014630,227
2015636,095
2016642,173
2017642,173
Mecosta County200640,553
200742,090
200841,562
200941,775
201042,843
201143,445
201243,515
201343,265
201443,204
201543,092
201643,221
201743,221
Montcalm County200661,266
200762,950
200862,971
200962,733
201063,309
201163,224
201263,103
201362,840
201462,867
201562,826
201662,974
201762,974
Osceola County200623,197
200723,148
200822,930
200922,703
201023,512
201123,454
201223,274
201323,261
201423,151
201523,066
201623,110
201723,110
Ottawa County2006238,314
2007259,206
2008260,364
2009261,957
2010264,142
2011266,387
2012270,146
2013273,531
2014276,963
2015280,023
2016282,250
2017282,250