Thursday, March 27, 2014

Counties among fastest growing

Four counties in the Gulf Coast I-10 aerospace region were among the fastest growing counties in the nation between 2012 and 2013, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. In Louisiana, St. Bernard Parish, part of the New Orleans-Metairie metro area, was 6th fastest growing (4.6 percent), while Orleans Parish, also part of the New Orleans MSA, was 72nd fastest growing (2.4 percent). In Florida, Walton County, part of the two-county Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin MSA, was 16th fastest growing (3.8 percent). In Alabama, Baldwin County, which makes up the one-county Daphne-Fairhope-Foley MSA, was 55th fastest growing (2.6 percent). In addition, over the period between 2010 and 2013, six counties in the aerospace region were among the 100 fastest growing: St. Bernard Parish, No. 2 (21.1 percent); Orleans Parish, No. 26 (10.1 percent); Walton County, No. 49 (8.7 percent); Baldwin County, No. 68 (7.3 percent); Okaloosa County (Fla.), No. 70 (7.2 percent); and Santa Rosa (Fla.), No. 98 (6.4 percent). (Source: GCAC, 03/27/14) Related