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Volume 8, No. 7: Answer

Pennsylvania    12,702,579  (3.4 percent growth over last ten years) Adams: 101,407 (11.1 percent growth in last ten years), Berks:  441,442 (10.1 percent growth), Cumberland : 235,406  (10.2 percent growth), Dauphin: 268, 100  (6.5 percent growth), Franklin: 149, 618  (15.7 percent growth), Lancaster: 519, 445 (10.4 percent growth), Lebanon  133, 568  (11.0 percent growth), Perry: 45,969 (5.4 percent growth), York :  434,972  (13.9 percent growth)


Volume 8, No. 7: Answer

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