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Report: Los Angeles is the Nation’s Most Populous County
By City News Service
Published March 30, 2016

Los Angeles remains the nation’s most populous county, with 10.17 million residents as of July 1, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau recently reported.

The figure represents a 3.6 percent increase from the 9.81 million residents in the county on April 1, 2010.

According to the Census Bureau, 683,731 births were reported in the county during that five-year span, compared to 316,911 deaths.

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Cook County, Illinois, the nation’s second most populous county, has 5.2 million residents — roughly half of the Los Angeles County population.

In Orange County, the population rose 5.3 percent during the same five- year period, from 3.01 million as of April 1, 2010, to 3.16 million residents as of last July 1.

Neither Los Angeles nor Orange made the list of fastest-growing U.S. counties with at least 10,000 residents from 2014-15. The fast-growing county in the country during that period was McKenzie County, North Dakota, which saw its population grow from 10,995 residents in 2014 to 12,826 last year — a 16.7 percent increase. In fact, the three fastest- growing counties from 2014-2015 were in North Dakota.

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