Is Vermont’s slow population growth a problem?

January 6, 2011 • United States, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Jon Margolis for this article.

Such was official, establishment, Vermont’s reaction to last month’s Census results, which showed that the population in the state had grown by 17,000 human beings over ten years, a 2.8 percent increase.

“Anemic,” was how the Burlington Free Press described the growth rate. Without citing anything that might be considered evidence, outgoing Gov. Jim Douglas’s spokesman, David Coriell, suggested that Vermont’s taxes and cost of living, both on the high side, were keeping away hordes who might otherwise be flocking their way hither.

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