For most people when they read new data or statistics that a region is growing in population – it probably indicates to them a healthy, successful, and opportunistic place.
While that may be true… for the prepper though who may be concerned about the risks associated with high population density – it may indicate a region to steer clear.
Here are the 10 fastest growing counties in America…
No. 1: Williamson County, Texas
Population Growth, 2010-12: 7.94%
2012 Population: 456,232
No. 2: Loudoun County, Virginia.
Population growth, 2010-12: 7.87%
2012 Population: 336,898
No. 3: Hays County, Texas
Growth, 2010-12: 7.56%
2012 Population: 168,990
No. 4: Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Growth, 2010-12: 7.39%
2012 Population: 369,250
No 5: Fort Bend County, Texas
Growth, 2010-12: 7.16%
2012 Population: 627,293
No. 6: Midland County, Texas
Growth, 2010-12: 7.14%
2012 Population: 146,645
No. 7: Forsyth County, Georgia.
Growth, 2010-12: 7.07%
2012 Population: 187,928
No. 8 (tie): Prince William County, Virginia.
Growth, 2010-12: 7.04%
2012 Population: 430,289
No. 8 (tie): Montgomery County, Tennessee.
Growth 2010-12: 7.04%
2012 Population: 184,468
No. 10: Osceola County, Florida.
Growth, 2010-12: 6.97%
2012 Population: 287,416
Analysis by demographer Wendell Cox of the counties with populations over 100,000 that have gained the most new residents since 2010
For the prepper, they (we) realize that higher population density is detrimental to one’s survival in a SHTF breakdown. While these areas provide work, income, and business opportunities, they also present many systemic risks to those who live there. While most people do not recognize the risks, or give it much thought… those who do, may decide to steer clear.
The ten fastest growing counties listed above and highlighted in the map below, represent 3.2 million people. These county regions have population densities ranging from 50 – 250 people per square mile, with some well over 250 people per square mile.
…that requires a-lot of systemic support systems.