The official 2020 census results released late last week show the population in Pulaski County grew by 3.2 percent over the 2010 census. The county grew by 1681 people to a total of 53,955 individuals. Laclede County grew by 1.3 percent to 36,039. These were the only counties in the region that saw population increases. Miller County fell by 0.1 percent to a total of 24,722 residents, Phelps County’s population fell 1.1 percent to 45,638, Camden County fell 2.9 percent to 42,745, Texas County’s population declined by 5.8 percent to 24,487, and Maries County’s population fell 8.1 percent to 8,432. The biggest gainers in population across Missouri were Platte County with an increase of 19.5 percent, Clay County at 14.1 percent, Boone County at 12.9 percent. Lincoln County at 13.3 percent, St. Charles County at 12.4, Christian County at 14.8 percent, and Greene County at 8.6 percent. Missouri’s population increased by 2.8 percent over 2010 figures. There are now 6,154,913 people living in Missouri, according to the 2020 census.