COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials in northern Kentucky cities along the Ohio River seem to be having some success in stemming population loss in urban areas with new development and an appeal to baby boomers.
The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1x5oQ4M) reports census estimates show the population has remained at 67,000 in Covington, Newport, Dayton and Bellevue since the 2010 census — a small victory in an area that’s seen losses over the last six decades.
Newport City Manager Tom Fromme says 800 housing units have either been completed or are under construction since the last census. In Dayton, a long-stalled plan for 2,000 homes is getting off the ground.
Rachel Hastings, with the community development organization Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington, said baby boomers find the urban areas appealing.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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