Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Population loss in rural Iowa: Wayne County

Source:  Wikipedia (Wayne County, Corydon)

Corydon is the county seat of Wayne County.

Related reading:
How we got here:  Iowa's population shifts.  (The Gazette, 2/23/2018)
And as Iowa’s population ages, it will need a supply of young workers to backfill open jobs. While Iowa should expect its young adults to leave and explore other opportunities, the state could do more to bring in those individuals from other states, she said. 
Rural towns may find survival by focusing less on growth and more on their quality of life. 
“Even if a place has to continue to lose people, it doesn’t necessarily have to become a worse place to live,” she added. 
As residents have shown a preference for urban centers, the decline of rural areas has helped fuel growth in Iowa’s major cities.

Related posts:
Fremont County/Sidney.  (4/23/2019)
Page County/Clarinda.  (4/23/2019)
Taylor County/Bedford.  (4/23/2019)
Ringgold County/Mount Ayr.  (4/23/2019)
Decatur County/Leon.  (4/24/2019)

Greetings from Trump's America:  Wayne County, Iowa.  (8/5/2018)

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