Clermont County has passed a major demographic milestone over the past decade. The county now has more than 200,000 inhabitants.
The county’s population has grown 5.7% over the past 10 years, to a total of 208,601 according to the 2020 US Census Bureau tally.
The new census marked the first time the county’s population has not increased by a double-digit percentage in seven decades. This is consistent with national trends, as preliminary data showed that the US population growth rate from 2010 to 2020 was the slowest since the Great Depression.
The county’s white population has declined 0.1 percent over the past decade, but all of the county’s minority populations have seen an increase.
Milford, the nation’s largest city, fell 1.9% to 6,555. In Ohio, a municipality must have a population of at least 5,000 to be considered a city.
Union Township’s population jumped 6.9% to 49,639.
A full breakdown of Clermont County’s 2020 Census results can be found here.
Erin Glynn is the Butler, Warren and Clermont counties watchdog reporter for the Report For America program. The Enquirer needs local donors to help fund its grant-funded position. If you want to support Glynn’s workyou can donate to his Report For America post on this website or email his editor Carl Weiser at [email protected] to find out how you can help fund his work.
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