This is absolutely bad news. We had thought, given many of the other positive trends, that fifty years of population losses had finally reversed direction. Instead, by the measure of Census to Census, they continue, though at a slower pace. Combined with the news from St. Louis County, I believe that this will require an urgent and thorough rethinking of how we do almost everything.Yes, St. Louis County also saw a two percent decline in population over the past ten years. Still, how does the mayor account for the city having its lowest population in 130 years when all this time he's been assuring us that it's growing?
If this doesn't jump-start regional thinking, nothing will.
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