St. Louis Loses People to Exurbs
News of the loss was especially disappointing as the Census's biannual
Angie Schmitt writes:
"News of the loss was especially disappointing as the Census's biannual population estimates had shown a slight uptick in city population, leading many to believe St. Louis had turned a corner."
Schmitt looks at a recent New Geography article, which argues that this is actually evidence that St. Louis is flourishing.
"St. Louis County lost two percent of its population, dipping below 1 million residents, as a result of population declines in the inner-ring suburbs. Meanwhile, suburban St. Charles County overtook the population of the city of St. Louis in the last decade."
Thanks to Angie Schmitt