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Re: Depopulation - Who Cares

Blacksand, the depopulation is from both causes.  But a rural school that has 50 graduating kids and only maybe 5 or less stay in the community year after year, it`s adds up, no wonder the average age in a small town is 70. 

 

I don`t blame kids moving, unless their dad farms 10,000 acres their only option is work at a gas station for $12/hr or drive a feed truck for $18/hr, not much in between.  Not that there`s anything wrong with those jobs but does a person really see themselves driving a feed truck for 45 more years?  I know you play the hand you`re dealt in life, but these towns have "waited for Superman" for too long.