Census: Atmore’s population drops 0.3%

Published 11:29 am Thursday, May 21, 2015

Atmore’s population decreased by 30 people last year, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. However, its population loss by percentage was the smallest out of all Escambia County municipalities.

According to the Bureau, Atmore’s population in mid-2013 was 10,036 people. The population in mid-2014 fell to 10,006, a decrease of 0.3 percent.

Escambia County lost a total of 160 people, dropping from 37,893 in mid-2013 to 37,733 in mid-2014.

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Other estimated population changes in the county include:

• Brewton — fell from 5,413 in 2013 to 5,391 in 2014, a decrease of 0.4 percent.

• East Brewton — fell from 2,441 to 2,426, a decrease of 0.6 percent.

• Flomaton — fell from 1,424 to 1,147, a decrease of 0.5

• Pollard — fell from 136 to 135, a decrease of 0.7 percent.

• Riverview — stayed the same, 182 people in both years.

• Unincorporated Escambia County — fell from 18,261 to 18,176, a decrease of 0.5 percent.

Alabama’s state population increased by 0.3 percent overall, according to the Bureau. The Bureau also noted that neighboring Baldwin County is the fastest-growing county in the state.

Most of the growth is in the county’s southern cities, although Bay Minette did experience 1.4 percent growth, from 8,923 residents to 9,049.