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3 > Image 3 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 3 No. 1 winter 1957

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

no LI;tle Q P l , 1956 Estimate reveals small Q increase; high birtl11ates Y T, offset by migration to .> nearby states hy By NORMA BREAZEALE _ "`B if Has recent industrial growth in Kentucky resulted pared with 2,945,000 recorded in the 1950 census. l in a substantial population growth? Or, is Kentucky This increase represents an annual growth rate of 9 continuing to furnish thousands yearly to the indus- slightly more than one-tenth oi 1 percent during the . dr'. trial areas of neighboring states? Are more Kentuck- 6%-year period. y. mus moving from areas Of $m?~llSCal ?~g1iCUltU1' IMO A relatively high rate of natural increasethe dif- i the cities Hlld X ahdifl mtf0 Ohtflfl &f3S? The ference between number of births and deathsadded P S P ), RUSWGYS tv th$ and Similar qU$ti0U$ mlatihg to approximately 50,000 new Kentuckians each year pOpul&tiOl1 t1HdS Hf of gfat imp0r3l1C to the during this period. But even this high rate failed to { l PlmmI`$ of KUtUkY$ fUtUT raise the state population total appreciably because ~, A 1956 population estimate, recently published of the heavy migration of Kentucky residents to other p by the KH'fUCl<) Agficultufil Experiment St3fi0H,l states. It is estimated that some 41,000 civilian M reveals a relatively slow rate of population growth migrants leave the state each year. a loss generally ` H for the state since the census of 1950. Kentuckyls attributed to the attraction of industrial job oppor- ' estimated population for 1956 is 2,968,000 as com- tunities in the nearby states of Ohio, Indiana, and ll;. IThomas R. Ford, Population Estimates for Kentucky llllllOlS' ii.; Counties and Economic Areas, ]uIy I, 1956, Ky. Agr. Expt. hd Sta. Prog. Rept. 42. 1956. (Continued on Page II) . s Avzmcsa ANNUAL RATE or POPULATION CHANGE. AmE$lg,Ql_l$E,lN GAIN toss {0 l$$ lh" @ L$s ih , ._.._., ; _, 4 * |DfCht I percent ;:...x,.\A_J Jl -| percent or Q I percent or \ 1 '" '' EFFER Z" @ a s J SON ,:?GRASS&.:;_._, tp ._._,$% V- METROPOLITAN * t ._._; gt; ; = I . 5 -\ ; ' $ZYZ ' `'`' ` * ; ii .;::;?:-::i~;. '"'`:: 4f) * t I-- , sa t ee ?== =+= I I V" '` `" qw \ I'; F ?=i " ` *" QJUTH U '`U: M r ` /7 I pt :5;*- - 0}}*5 "Ei ;?l E l *L Qy` // * ENTRAL l . 14* T mi " '`'' . KN S GUMg_RLA_[L.f . **4 " **?if::::;$!:: " " !#=-=== ,,_,L_ .,_, The average annual population change in Kentucky, by moving to the state`s urban centers; others have migrated y economic area, from April 1950 to ]uly 1956. Many of to Ohio. Indiana and Illinois, F the migrants from the farms and mining towns seem to be P 0 . KENTUCKY FARM AND Hour; Scusxcm-\V1: