People are moving away from my neck of the woods.
MF: We also saw a small population loss in Warren County, but the numbers are especially stark for Hamilton County, not the most populous county to start with. There the population has dropped below 4,800 people – that’s in the entire county. And the data shows that one out of four of those residents is over the age of 65.
BPM: Right, and that’s tough. I think a lot of people are starting to look at Hamilton County as sort of a special case, an extremely rural, extremely remote part of the Adirondack Park that is now at serious risk of dropping below the population threshold where they can sustain core services – things like grocery stores and public schools, services for seniors who live there, and volunteer fire departments.