Census Shows Washington County One of Fastest Growing in the U.S.

Published 03/27 2014 04:10PM

Updated 03/27 2014 06:11PM

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County is one of only two counties in Arkansas to make a list of fastest growing across the country.

New data shows the northwest Arkansas county grew by 4,858 people between 2012 and 2013, landing it at 81 on the Census Bureau's list of 100 Fastest Growing Counties.

Not a huge surprise to local folks, on the heels of a recent report predicting our rapid growth will have Northwest Arkansas population swelling to more than half a million by the end of this summer.

The only other county to make the census list was central Arkansas' Saline County which came it at #82.

Read more of the Census' new data HERE.

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