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Census numbers show slight population drop

U.S. Census records released Thursday show the Brewton area lost 37 residents from 2013 to 2014.

According to the Bureau, Brewton’s population fell from 5,413 in 2013 to 5,391 in 2014, a decrease of 0.4 percent. In East Brewton figures show the population fell from 2,441 to 2,426, or a decrease of 0.6 percent.

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

Other estimated population changes in the county include:

• Atmore – fell from 10,036 to 10,006, a decrease of 0.3 percent.

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

• 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.