Lebanon County has the distinction of being the second fastest-growing county from 2017-2018 according to research conducted by the Pennsylvania State Data Center.
The county saw a population increase of 1.3% over the course of the last year, which is the largest increase of any county.
Lebanon is also the second-fastest growing county since 2010, with an increase of 5.8%, a numeric increase of 7,737 people, just behind Cumberland county which tops the list with an increase of 6.8%.
While counties in southeast and south-central Pennsylvania have seen population increases over the last decade, growth like Lebanon’s is not common across the rest of the Commonwealth.
Since 2010, 47 Pennsylvania counties have experienced population decreases. In the last year, 38 counties have had their populations decline.
Philadelphia County, already the most populous county in the state, saw the biggest numerical growth, with an increase of over 58,000 people since 2010.