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Population decline hits rural areas hard

March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WOONSOCKET — Lindy Peterson used to know every resident of Woonsocket by name. “Now, it seems like half the people I don’t know,” said Peterson, 66, who is in his third year as the town’s mayor. “There are a lot of new faces.”

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Population decline hits rural areas hard

March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WOONSOCKET — Lindy Peterson used to know every resident of Woonsocket by name. “Now, it seems like half the people I don’t know,” said Peterson, 66, who is in his third year as the town’s mayor. “There are a lot of new faces.”

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Black Hills outpacing state for population growth

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

For at least the last decade, population in the Black Hills region has been growing faster than in South Dakota as a whole, according to recent U.S. Census data.

South Dakota’s statewide population grew steadily at about 1 percent annually between…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

The good (populated) ole days

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Most North and South Dakota counties saw their highest population on or before 1930, according to a study by the Daily Kos, an online political journal.

Conversely, few counties experienced peak population in 2010, the last U.S. Census.

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Population of Sioux Falls goes up 2.2 percent to 162,300

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls leaders say another 3,500 people moved to the city in the last year.

That 2.2 percent increase puts the city’s population at 162,300. Chief planning and zoning official Jeffrey Schmitt cited its diverse employm…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Report: SD should ready for aging trend

June 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Communities can find ways to stay younger, or embrace older residents.
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Census: Rural US loses population for first time

June 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates. Continue Reading

Demography conference set for next month at SDSU

April 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

BROOKINGS (AP) The South Dakota’s State Census Center is hosting a demography conference next month to teach the average person how to read and understand data.
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Census shows record 1 in 3 US counties are dying

March 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) A record number of U.S. counties more than 1 in 3 are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.
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South Dakota suddenly swells

January 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic

State grows faster than nation for first time in at least 72 years.
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