According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual population estimates, Howard County saw the greatest increase in population growth in the state over the past eight years.
From The Howard County Times:
Howard data revealed the county had a 12.6% population change between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2018. The number of residents rose from an estimated 287,085 to approximately 323,196 living in Howard.
However, for the time frame between July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018, Howard County was tied for the second-highest population growth at 1.2% with Queen Anne’s County, according to census estimates. Frederick County was the highest in that time frame with a population growth of 1.9%.