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Census shows county grew, but cities shrank

The population of Crook County as a whole has inched upwards over the last ten years according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census Redistricting Data. However, during that same timeframe, three out of the four county municipalities have shrunk.

The data shows that the population of the county has increased by a modest 1.4% since 2010, from 7083 to 7181 citizens. While small, this increase of 91 citizens is positive when compared to the rest of Wyoming, with fourteen of the 23 counties seeing population decreases over the last ten years.

Hulett saw the most dramatic decrease in terms of per...

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