Thursday, April 21, 2005

Growing Older...

According to the US Census Bureau, Our Fair State is getting older and more populous, but not so much as some others. The projections show that if current trends hold, by 2030 we will have a higher proportion of senior citizens than Florida. But, we only have so much room to grow, while the sun belt states like Arizona and North Carolina will keep growing. The shift in population density means we may lose a seat in Congress by 2030.

Our growth may slow because we're trying to set aside more land for conservation. I'm ok with losing that seat, if it means we can keep a tree or two to shade our projected 9.8 million people.

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