A study commissioned by the Henry County Community Improvement Corporation to shed background on economic development, is showing some glaring losses in population. The report was released by Reveille Consultants; and indicates HenryCounty lost 964 residents in population from 2002 to 2012. Napoleon had the biggest share of that loss, with 536 occupants moving out. Several communities recorded gains in population. According to the report, Florida’s population increased by 140, and LibertyCenter by 112. Hamler recorded an increase of 52 residents over that span, while McClure and Holgate each gained more than 20 residents. Deshler’s population declined by 10, and Malinta lost 20 residents.
The demographic study for HenryCounty recorded the biggest losses in the 35 to 44 age group; while the biggest gains were posted in the 45 to 64 age group.
HenryCounty’s population includes about 6.6% Hispanic, and a half-percent are African-American.