Friday, August 12, 2005

Marin's Population is on the Decline

Like much of the rest of the Bay Area, Marin's population is declining. I wonder why? Are they selling their over-priced, crappy little 70's era houses for a fortune and moving where? Or is it that kids who grew up here cannot afford to move back home? I guess it is not the case that "everyone wants to live here".

Some choice quotes:
"Marin's population has dropped by more than 1,200 people in the past four years..."

State demographer Mary Heim said the overall decline in Marin is attributable to Marin's aging population. State Department of Finance figures indicate that the number of deaths in Marin each year is inching closer to the number of births, a trend that should continue, Heim said."

The state's latest predictions run contrary to what Marin planners had been anticipating."

The state projections pointed to Marin as one of only seven California counties expected to lose population over the next 50 years while the rest of the state grows by some 20 million people."


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