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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
Barry County200656,755
200759,188
200858,890
200958,434
201059,081
201158,970
201259,068
201359,134
201459,283
201559,393
201659,702
201759,702
Branch County200645,787
200746,194
200845,726
200944,737
201045,172
201143,897
201243,771
201343,539
201443,669
201543,607
201643,427
201743,427
Calhoun County2006137,985
2007136,615
2008135,861
2009135,616
2010136,025
2011135,245
2012134,777
2013134,869
2014134,976
2015134,447
2016134,386
2017134,386
Kalamazoo County2006238,603
2007245,333
2008245,912
2009248,407
2010250,748
2011252,480
2012255,251
2013257,162
2014258,994
2015259,966
2016261,654
2017261,654
Saint Joseph County200662,422
200762,449
200862,232
200961,723
201061,288
201161,062
201260,946
201360,938
201461,035
201560,843
201660,853
201760,853