Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show Pennsylvania’s population has grown by about six-tenths of one percent since 2010 Census data was compiled, but the population of Venango County has dropped by about two percent.
The Venango County population estimate for July 1, 2013, unveiled Thursday, was registered at 53,907 residents. Oil City’s mid-2013 population was estimated at 10,375, down 1.7 percent from 2010. Franklin’s estimate was listed at 6,445 residents, down about 1.5 percent. The population of Titusville in neighboring Crawford County was estimated at 5,501, down 1.8 percent.
Pennsylvania’s total population, as of last July 1, was estimated at 12,773,801. The figures show 51.2 percent of those residents are female, and 48.8 percent are male. 21.5 percent are under 18 years of age, and 16 percent are 65 or over - compared to a national average of 13.7 percent.
The new estimates list the United States population last July 1 at 316,128,839 – up 2.4 percent from 2010.