The population loss for Franklin County last year is so small it’s nothing to be alarmed about. The Census Bureau reported the county lost 269 people from July 2011 to July 2012.
We don’t know how accurate the figure is. We agree with Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer. He said he is skeptical of the number, adding he doesn’t know the process in determining the population. A state demographer said the loss could be related to loss of jobs.
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