Only two Fulton County municipalities have grown in population since 2010, according to estimates from the United States Census Bureau. The Village of Delta has grown by 0.6 percent, while the Village of Swanton has grown by 5.3 percent.
In Delta, the population was 3,103 in 2010, while 2015 estimates showed a population of 3,121.
Swanton’s population was 3,690 in the 2010 Census. It increased to 3,886 by 2015, according to the estimates.
Since March 2016, there have been just under a dozen new single family residential zoning permits, according to Swanton Village Administrator Rosanna Hoelzle.
“This shows that developers are still interested in building throughout Swanton,” she said. “The village still has many areas to be developed, such as Silverbuck.”
Current housing stock is very affordable, especially compared to some areas just to the east.
“This, combined with a good school district and recreational opportunities, attract many families to a community,” said Hoelzle. “Lastly, the proximity of Swanton is a large attraction. If an individual would like to live in a smaller town but yet works in Toledo or Wauseon, Swanton is a good choice due to its location.”
Wauseon remained the largest municipality in Fulton County with an estimated 2015 population 7,316. The population was 7,332 in the 2010 Census.
Archbold was next most populous with 4,341 residents, according to the 2015 estimates. The 2010 Census figures showed a population of 4,346.
The estimates also showed a slight decrease in population countywide. The 2015 estimated population of Fulton County was 42,537, which is down from the 2010 population of 42,698.
The 2015 numbers are just estimates with official population numbers being collected every 10 years.
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