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September 5, 2011

The Graying of California

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Increasingly, California no longer beckons ambitious newcomers, except for a handful of the most affluent, best educated, and well connected.
Through the 1980s and even through the late '90s, the aspirational classes came to California. Now they head to other, more opportunity-friendly places like Austin, Houston, Dallas, Raleigh-Durham, even former “dust bowl” burghs like Des Moines, Omaha, and Oklahoma City. Meanwhile, Golden California, particularly its expensive, ultragreen coast, gets older and older. Marin County, the onetime home of the Grateful Dead and countless former hippies, is now one of the grayest urban counties in the country, with a median age of 44. --The Golden State Is Crumbling | Newgeography.com

Posted by Vanderleun at September 5, 2011 12:47 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Request permission to use this photo on my blog, which is in Texas. Please. :-)

Posted by: Tina at September 5, 2011 7:43 PM

Granted

Posted by: vanderleun at September 5, 2011 9:42 PM

Thank you! It is up on my sidebar with a link to American Digest.

Have a lovely week!

Posted by: Tina at September 18, 2011 1:45 PM