Sunday, March 20, 2011

Map: Garwood and its Neighbors Grew, But, Slowly

Census maps paint a clear picture of Garwood and Central Union County. It grew, but not quickly at all. Most towns like Garwood grew by only 1-5% in population between 2000 and 2010, according to the United States Census. A snap shot of Union County shows only Springfield and Eastern Elizabeth experienced a substantial gain in population. In fact, sections of Cranford and Clark saw their population decline, but, not by much, according to census figures. 

In the map above the shades of green represent growth in population. Shades of reds and yellow show decreases in population. 

Garwood grew by 2% since the 2000 Census. According to the 2010 count Garwood added 73 residents raising its population to 4,226 from 4,153. The gain was the first increase in total population since the 1960 census, statistics show. Garwood had been shrinking in every decade since.


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