Delaware’s central and southern counties largely outpaced their northern New Castle County neighbor in population growth, despite New Castle County being home to most of the state’s residents.
Populations in Sussex and Kent counties grew by 25 percent since 2000, according to Census data, while New Castle County saw an increase of less than 8 percent.
But the county’s southern townships like Middletown and Townsend have seen growth, as the Associated Press reports. In the last decade, populations in both towns grew by more than 200 percent and 490 percent, respectively.
The data will be used later this year for redistricting.