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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 by the State Treasurer or Comptroller's office. 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 or provided by the jurisdiction itself. (n032)
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Data Table

CountyFiscal YearPopulation
Branch County200645,787
200746,194
200845,726
200944,737
201045,180
201143,923
201243,795
201343,587
201443,731
201543,653
201643,490
201743,423
201843,622
201943,622
County of Calhoun2006137,985
2007136,615
2008135,861
2009135,616
2010135,952
2011135,096
2012134,733
2013134,755
2014134,812
2015134,339
2016134,370
2017134,358
2018134,487
2019134,386
2020134,386
Kalamazoo County2006238,603
2007245,333
2008245,912
2009248,407
2010250,746
2011252,572
2012255,342
2013257,317
2014258,962
2015259,716
2016261,317
2017263,001
2018264,870
2019264,870
Saint Joseph County200662,422
200762,449
200862,232
200961,723
201061,283
201161,057
201260,983
201360,985
201461,009
201560,805
201660,809
201760,819
201861,043
201961,043