April 2, 2014

Fresh U.S. Census estimates on population project Audubon County has lost 4 percent of its population since the official 2010 head count. The county's estimated population stood at 5,873 on July 1, 2013, down 246 from 6,119 on April 1, 2010.

Crawford County grew 1.9 percent going from 17,096 to 17,434, 338 people, over the same period.

Carroll County lost an estimated 218 people from the last census to July 1, 2013, according to the estimates. That's a 1 percent decline from 20,816 to 20,598.

The estimate for Calhoun County shows a loss of 251 people from 10,177 in 2010 to 9,926 last summer - a 2.5 percent drop.

Greene County lost an estimated 197 people from the last census to July 1, 2013. That's a 2.1 percent decline from 9,336 to 9,139.

Sac County lost an estimated 279 people over the period. That's a 2.6 percent decline from 10,350 to 10,071.

Shelby County's projected loss is 206 people. That's a 1.6 percent decline from 12,167 people to 11,961.

Births and deaths and other data factor into the census projections.

For example, in Carroll County, from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013, there were 850 births and 783 deaths. But an estimated 284 people moved from Carroll County to someplace else in the United State during the period. What's more, Carroll County posted a negative migration of residents to other countries. Three more people from Carroll County left for foreign lands than arrived from them.

Crawford County, during the same period, had 793 births and 508 deaths. Crawford County had a plus international migration of 131 people.

Audubon County had 163 people leave to live somewhere else in the United States, the census information reports.