Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Guest Column: State feeling pinch of slow population growth

Mississippi’s population has almost stopped growing for the first time in 50 years. Mississippi has grown less than .7 percent since the year 2000.

Granted, our surrounding states are not booming either. The average growth of Mississippi’s four contiguous states is just three percent. Still, Mississippi is doing the worst of all.

If Mississippi were growing as much as its neighbors, we would have an extra 69,000  residents.

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