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Hancock, Wood, Henry counties gain population

Hancock County’s population has grown by 1.3 percent since the 2010 census, according to the latest estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The 2013 estimates set Hancock County’s population at 75,773, an increase of 103 from the 2012 estimate of 75,670. The county’s population has grown by 991 people since the 2010 census, which set the population figure at 74,782.

Wood and Henry were the only neighboring counties to show an increase in 2013. According to the Census Bureau, Wood County’s population was estimated at 129,264 in 2013, an increase of 556 from the 2012 estimate of 128,708.

Henry County’s estimated population rose by seven last year to 28,092.

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