Who'll Stop the Drain?
New Mexico is shrinking, as its neighbors thrive
Three numbers: 17, 4, and 1.
Between 2020 and 2021, 17 states experienced population losses. Four states suffered from both natural decline (fewer births than deaths) and migration (international and domestic combined) flight. Of the eight Intermountain West states, one lost residents.
You know where this is going.
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