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Wed May 30, 2012, 06:25 PM May 2012

Poll: Study suggests continued population drop in Kansas [View all]

Not surprised, never thought of Kansas as a destination where people long to work and live. Some areas are very nice and the people are nice, but IMO the RW rhetoric, the theocratic governor and an insane legislature are driving some people out of Kansas. And then one has the Phelps family and all of the abortion crap that spews from Kansas. Kansas does not do much to promote itself as a primary destination to live and work.

See >>> http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x1561294638/Study-suggests-continued-population-drop-in-Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. — A decades-long decline in population is likely to continue in Kansas, particularly in the west of the state, and four counties could have fewer than 1,000 residents by 2040, according to a study by Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research.

Census figures have detailed the decline for years, most recently showing that 77 of Kansas’ 105 counties lost population in the last decade. The population of 41 Kansas counties peaked in 1910 or earlier and 28 counties haven’t recorded a population increase from one census to the next since 1940, not even during the post-World War II baby boom, The Hutchinson News reported (http://bit.ly/KLlI3k ).

“In some of these communities, we’re getting down to a very small population,” Hill said. “People who want to move probably already have left. People who are there are there for one reason or another. They’re attached to the land or they’re there for work and they’ve probably already gone through the agricultural productivity (gains that reduced farm employment). They’re not likely to decline any further.”

Without migration, Wichita State projected that 37 counties — 22 in the western Kansas — would lose population. The main reason for the decline is a relatively low concentration of women of child-bearing age, Hill said.

See >>> http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x1561294638/Study-suggests-continued-population-drop-in-Kansas

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