Wednesday, July 19, 2006
10% growth in Longford Population in Four Years
The population of County Longford has taken a major jump since 2002. Figures released today from the CSO show that 34,361 people are currently living in the county. This is an increase of 3,393 over the 2002 figures. The strong growth will come as no surprise to locals who see the demand for housing and retail throughout the county. Longford town grew to 7,612, an increase of 11.4%. The fastest growing town in the county is Edgeworthstown with a huge increase of 40% making it one of the fastest growing towns in the country. Most of the increase comes from net migration rather than an increase in births. Given the amount of construction throughout the county, the increase will be even more dramatic in the next four years. The figures are still well short of the 1926 figure of 39,847 but we should hit it by 2010. Full details are available at the CSO website.