POPULATION GROWTH DECLINES IN IOWAS’ RURAL COUNTIES
(Des Moines) According to the latest census numbers 66-Iowa Counties experienced a decrease in population while urban counties saw an increase.
Audubon and Adams lost over 10-percent of their population over the last ten years as Iowa becomes increasingly urban and less rural. Audubon County registers 6-thousand-119 residents down 10.4 percent from the year 2000. Adams County saw 10.1-percent of its population leave the county. Their population stands at just over 4-thousand people.
Here are the 2010 population numbers and percentage change from 2000 for the remaining counties in the southwest region.
The statewide population showed an increase of 4.1%.