Pls go to... https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2022/population-estimates-counties-decrease.html
We share a few stats from the link above ⬆️:
COVID-19 pandemic's impact on births and deaths results in a record number of counties experiencing natural decrease.
Natural decrease occurs when there are more deaths than births in a population over a given time period.
“The patterns we’ve observed in domestic migration shifted in 2021,” said Dr. Christine Hartley, assistant division chief for estimates and projections in the Census Bureau’s Population Division.
“Even though over time we’ve seen a higher number of counties with natural decrease and net international migration continuing to decline, in the past year, the contribution of domestic migration counteracted these trends so there were actually more counties growing than losing population," Hartley continued.
Top 10 Most Populous Counties: July 1, 2021
|Rank||State||County||April 1, 2020
|July 1, 2020||July 1, 2021|
|1||California||Los Angeles County||10,014,009||9,989,165||9,829,544|
|5||California||San Diego County||3,298,634||3,297,252||3,286,069|
|8||New York||Kings County||2,736,074||2,727,393||2,641,052|