The city of Greenwood and other nearby towns have continued to experience population declines, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest estimates for July 1, 2019.
According to the Census Bureau, Greenwood’s population last summer was estimated to be 13,561, which is a 16% decrease from the 2010 estimate, 16,152.
Itta Bena experienced about a 12% decline. The town’s population was estimated to be 1,809 people last summer, down from the 2010 estimate of 2,048.
Populations in the Carroll County towns of Carrollton and North Carrollton were also down.
Carrollton’s figure last summer was 176, an 11% drop from the 2010 estimate, 197.
North Carrollton’s population last summer was 429, a 9% decline from the 2010 estimate, 472.
In Holmes County, the towns of Tchula and Cruger also experienced population losses.
Tchula’s total last summer was estimated at 1,929, down 8% from its 2010 estimate of 2,096.
Cruger’s population last summer was estimated to be 336, which was a 13% population decline from its 2010 number, 387.
The 2020 Census is underway. Responses from each household will ultimately determine how much federal funding is allocated at the state and local level.