(12/31/2013)
West Virginia was one of two states to lose population in the past year, according to estimates just released by the Census Bureau.

Based on births, deaths and migration, the Census Bureau estimated the state's population as of July 1, 2013, as 1,854,304, a decrease of 2,376 from the 2012 estimate of 1,856,680, but still higher than the 1,852,994 people counted in the 2010 census.

County and municipality estimates for 2013 will be released next year.

The 2012 county-level estimates showed only 16 of West Virginia's 55 counties gaining population since the 2010 census.

Calhoun saw a few people more in the 2010 census.


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