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For the second census in a row the population of St. Marys has gone up while Perth South has gone down. According to the 2016 census numbers issued this week, the population of St. Marys has jumped to 7,265 up from 6,655 in the 2011 census. This is an increase of 9.2%. Under the latest census there are 3,094 private dwellings in St. Marys up from 2,856 in 2011, an increase of 238 dwellings. For Perth South the population has dropped 4.6% to 3,810 down from 3,993 in 2011. The population for Perth County went up to 76,796 from 75,112 which is a 2.2% increase. The official population for Stratford is now at 31,465 up from 30,903 which is a 1.8% increase.