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    Katie Eisenhour, executive director of the Scott County Development Committee. (Record Photo)

Defying the odds

Local leaders take exception to bleak forecast for Scott County

The numbers paint a bleak picture of the future for Western Kansas.

By 2044, Scott County is projected to see a population decline of 12.6%.

Finney County’s population decline is projected at 19.4%.

And they’re the lucky ones.

The population loss in other area counties is forecast at: Wichita (44.9%), Lane (61.3%), Kearny (32.9%), Logan (32.1%) and Thomas (37.4%).

The only counties west of Hays expected to buck that trend are Gray (+5.6%) and Ford (+17.7%).

 

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