Kosciusko County’s population increase in 2018 fell short of the state mark. That’s according to U.S. Census Bureau data reported on by the Journal Gazette.
Kosciusko came in with a population of 79,344, which was up 0.4% from 2017.
LaGrange and Noble Counties also came in under the statewide average for growth, which was 0.5%. Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Wells, and Whitley all grew between 0.6% and 0.9% in 2018.
Every county in northeast Indiana reported more births than deaths.
The state’s population on a whole has gone up by 3.2 percent since the 2010 census.