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Census Data Shows Missouri a Slow Growth State

(Missourinet) The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its 2020 population estimates which all us to examine the population that occurred over the past year and decade. It showed that Missouri has some areas of growth, and others of decline.
Dr. Mark White is an associate extension professor at Mizzou—and he sorts through data on population, geography and economic trends.

White outlines the areas of growth:

And Missouri’s population is declining in some areas.

He says these are long-term generational trends– with decline being because of people leaving for jobs and deaths.

White was interviewed on Missourinet’s Show Me Today.


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