The U.S. Census Bureau has released numbers that show that the population of Chattooga County had an increase in the last statistical year.

According to the numbers released over-all growth in the county was 182 new residents.  That takes Chattooga County’s population from 25,933 to 26,116.

All four of the incorporated towns in the county saw growth as well.  Summerville increased its population by 73 people over the past year.  Trion saw an increase of 28 people and Lyerly along with Menlo both saw an increase in the population by 9 people.

The U.S. Census figures cover a period from July of 2006 to July of 2007.