WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of U.S. counties — more than 1 in 3 — are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The population in South Dakota's rural areas will age more rapidly in coming years as more baby boomers enter retirement and more young people migrate to urban areas, South Dakota's state demographer says.
PIERRE — For a guy who grew up long ago at Carthage, most recently population 144 in the 2010 census and likely still shrinking up there off the main highways in rural Miner County, Sidney Goss sure gets around.
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