Appalachia Population Drop

Counties surrounding Kentucky’s largest cities registered big population gains in the past decade while large swaths of rural counties suffered losses, with the steepest declines in Appalachia, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.Kentucky’s overall population increased 3.8% to about 4.5 million people between 2010 and 2020.Reports show Owsley County in Eastern KY had a 14 percent drop in population.

Source: MG News

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