Here we grow again

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County’s population has grown eight percent since 2010

By John Shindlebower

Spencer County is growing again – and at a rapid pace. The numbers suggest the rapid growth halted by the 2008 recession, has returned and will continue.
The U.S. Census Bureau last week released population estimates for 2017 that showed Spencer County has grown by about 8 percent since the 2010 census. The 2010 population stood at 17,061, while the estimated 2017 population is 18,507.
Such growth can be a good indicator of a community’s health and reputation, but it also brings concerns about the ability to handle the increase.

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