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Sterlington sees 13.7% population growth

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STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The town of Sterlington showed the highest population growth of any municipality in northeastern Louisiana. That's according numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The bureau estimates that Sterlington grew by 228 people from July 2012 to July 2013. Its total population is an estimated 1,889, an increase of 13.7 percent over last year's population.

Mayor Vern Breland says people are flocking to the town because of the good schools and easy access to large employers in Ouachita Parish. It's expected to reach city status -- 5,000 people -- by 2017.

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