More Population Density In The 10 Fastest Growing Counties


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.


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