Cumberland County is the fastest growing county in the state

CARLISLE, Pa.-- The fastest growing county in the state is Cumberland County, when you look at the percents. According to the U.S. Census Bureau they grew by almost five percent.

Other counties like Lancaster, York, Dauphin, Lebanon, and Franklin saw growth as well.

A local business owner said he and his wife moved to the area about a year ago. Cumberland Dental owner Dr. Dejan Golalic said he and his wife lived in the area before going away for school. He said they couldn't wait to move back.

"In the past couple of years, we were looking at the area, where we could incorporate both our professional and personal lives," he said.

They are just a few of the almost 11,000 people who came to the area over the five years from 2010-2015.

"It's very exciting because you feel you are part of something," Dr. Golalic said.

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce President and C.E.O. Michelle Crowley said, "we see people moving into this community everyday."

She said they see a variety of people, from college students to retirees moving to the area.

"They are finding our community is very livable," Crowley said. "I mean affordable, quite a few amenities, infrastructure is coming and going, and the history is appealing."

The location is also a draw according to local business owner Kristin Tuckey.

"We're at such a central point," she said. "You can go to D.C. in a couple hours, or Baltimore, or Philly. There's a lot of places you can get to from here."

Dr. Golalic believes people will continue to move toward the area.

"In today's day and age, this area can offer a lot," he said.

According to Cumberland Valley Superintendent, Dr. Fred Withum, the school district gained about 400 students this past summer. He said they are working on a new school and plans to accommodate everyone.