A housing boom throughout most of the last decade made York the state’s second fastest-growing county.
The county’s population grew by 37.3 percent, or 61,459 residents, since the last census was taken in 2000, according to U.S. Census figures released Wednesday. That’s just behind Dorchester County, which grew 41.6 percent. Horry County was third at 37 percent.
Overall, the state grew by 613,352 people, or 15.3 percent. Lancaster County was the state’s fifth-fastest growing county, gaining 15,301 residents for a 25 percent increase.
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