Which Philly-area municipalities are growing the fastest?

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File: At Mount Zion A.M.E. in Woolwich, N.J., Madison Fisher, 9, and her mother, Karyn Fisher, sing on Mother’s Day in 2013. Woolwich was among the fastest-growing local areas last year, according to new Census data.

Municipalities in Chester and Montgomery counties saw the biggest growth last year, while just four places in Camden County - including Camden City - added any residents at all.

That's according to new Census Bureau data, released Thursday, that shows population gains and losses in communities across the country for the one-year period ending in July 2014.

Population figures for counties - including Philadelphia, which saw its population grow 0.27 percent to 1,560,297 residents during that time - were released earlier this spring.

The new data set lets every town, from the smallest boroughs to the largest cities, see how many residents it gained or lost.

In the Philadelphia region, Chester County's East Brandywine Township saw the largest single-year growth. Its population increased 5.73 percent from July 2013 to July 2014, to 8,033 residents.

The township was also the fastest-growing municipality in the region since the 2010 Census. Since then, when East Brandywine counted 6,742 residents, its population has risen 19.1 percent.

Also recording especially strong growth since the last decennial Census were Montgomery County's Salford Township, where the population rose 17.21 percent, and Chester County's Malvern Borough, which had a population increase of 14.54 percent.

In New Jersey, Woolwich Township in Gloucester County has seen the most growth in the area. The township's population grew 4.74 percent last year, to 11,782 residents.

Since 2010, when it counted 10,200 residents, Woolwich's population has increased 15.52 percent.

Here are the municipalities in the Philadelphia area area that gained or lost residents at the fastest rates last year, with their percent changes in population (the resident count as of July 2014 is in parenthesis):

Fastest-growing, 2013-14

Bucks County

1. Plumstead Township, 2.28 percent (13,208)

2. New Britain Township, 2 percent (11,258)

3. Bedminster Township, 0.86 percent (7,005)

4. Warrington Township, 0.8 percent (23,743)

5. Milford Township, 0.8 percent (9,970)

Chester County

1. East Brandywine Township, 5.73 percent (8,033)

2. London Grove Township, 3.52 percent (8,435)

3. West Vincent Township, 3.09 percent (5,007)

4. Valley Township, 2.27 percent (7,488)

5. Kennett Township, 1.95 percent (7,982)

Delaware County

1. Chester Heights Borough, 2.78 percent (2,622)

2. Rose Valley Borough, 1.06 percent (949)

3. Newtown Township, 0.89 percent (12,428)

4. Thornbury Township, 0.72 percent (7,844)

5. Bethel Township, 0.57 percent (9,119)

Montgomery County

1. Salford Township, 4.67 percent (2,935)

2. Upper Hanover Township, 3.41 percent (7,124)

3. Upper Providence Township, 2.96 percent (22,667)

4. New Hanover Township, 1.79 percent (12,227)

5. Worcester Township, 1.53 percent (10,326)

Burlington County

1. Mount Holly Township, 1.71 percent (9,490)

2. Bordentown Township, 1.7 percent (11,604)

3. Cinnaminson Township, 0.64 percent (16,840)

4. Medford Township, 0.48 percent (23,357)

5. Burlington Township, 0.31 percent (22,673)

Camden County

1. Somerdale Borough, 1.64 percent (5,339)

2. Camden City, 0.72 percent (77,332)

3. Collingswood Borough, 0.41 percent (13,962)

4. Berlin Township, 0.11 percent (5,362)

5. Waterford Township, 0 (10,732)

Gloucester County

1. Woolwich Township, 4.74 percent (11,783)

2. Monroe Township, 1.89 percent (37,379)

3. Clayton Borough, 0.98 percent (8,307)

4. East Greenwich Township, 0.97 percent (10,292)

5. Harrison Township, 0.89 percent (12,818)

Slowest-growing, 2013-14

Bucks County

1. Silverdale Borough, -0.58 percent (859)

2. Trumbauersville Borough, -0.52 percent (962)

3. Hulmeville Borough, -0.5 percent (999)

4. Langhorne Borough, -0.5 percent (1,603)

5. Bristol Borough, -0.44 percent (9,595)

Chester County

1. Modena Borough, -0.38 percent (530)

2. West Nottingham Township, -0.18 percent (2.710)

3. Sadsbury Township, -0.11 percent (3,768)

4. Spring City Borough, -0.09 percent (3,328)

5. Avondale Borough, -0.07 percent (1,402)

Delaware County

1. Eddystone Borough, 0 (2,409)

2. Millbourne Borough, 0 (1,162)

3. Rutledge Borough, 0 (797)

4. Darby Borough, 0.03 (10,695)

5. East Lansdowne Borough, 0.04 (2,668)

Montgomery County

1. Green Lane Borough, -0.2 percent (506)

2. West Conshohocken Borough, -0.14 percent (1,381)

3. Narbeth Borough, -0.12 percent (4,295)

4. East Greenville Borough, -0.1 percent (2,962)

5. Jenkintown Borough, -0.09 percent (4,445)

Burlington County

1. New Hanover Township, -8.34 percent (7,258)

2. Washington Township, -1.61 percent (673)

3. Chesterfield Township, -0.8 percent (7,693)

4. Medford Lakes Borough, -0.46 percent (4,110)

5. Springfield Township, -0.41 percent (3,387)

Camden County

1. Hi-Nella Borough, -0.69 percent (858)

2. Haddonfield Borough, -0.69 percent (11,411)

3. Brooklawn Borough, -0.62 percent (1,929)

4. Woodlynne Borough, -0.61 percent (2,938)

5. Merchantville Borough, -0.61 percent (3,777)

Gloucester County

1. Greenwich Township, -0.53 percent (4,842)

2. Woodbury City, -0.5 percent (10,016)

3. Logan Township, -0.48 percent (5,971)

4. Westville Borough, -0.47 percent (4,224)

5. Washington Township, -0.46 percent (47,841)

 

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