St. Charles County continues to lead region's population growth; St. Louis loses 1,000 people

St. Charles County remains the fastest growing county in the St. Louis region, according to U.S. census data released Thursday.

New numbers from the 2014 American Community Survey show that the population of St. Charles County has grown by about 5 percent since 2010, from an estimated 361,602 to an estimated 379,493.


Demographics analyst and Saint Louis University professor Ness Sandoval points to the county’s relatively low cost of living as the cause of the growth.

According to Sandoval, St. Charles County has the region’s youngest population on the Missouri side of the river, and more babies are born there.


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