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Charles Town population up 15.7 percent

July 01, 2009|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

The largest recent one-year population gain in the Tri-State area was in Charles Town, W.Va., according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released on Wednesday.

Charles Town's population rose 15.7 percent -- from 4,120 in 2007 to 4,765 in 2008 -- the estimates showed.

From 2006 to 2008, the town's increase was 22.3 percent.

The population of Ranson, W.Va., rose 5.9 percent from 2007 to 2008. Martinsburg, W.Va., went up 4 percent in population.

In Pennsylvania, the borough of Chambersburg's population increased 2 percent.

Greencastle and Waynesboro had modest increases, while Mercersburg, Mont Alto and Shippensburg had slight decreases.

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