The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Archive

Census-Rural Decline_Hass.jpg

Tom Moore rides through downtown Fernley, Nev., with his daughters, Bridget and Meara. In a reversal of fortunes due to the recent recession, rural America is now losing population, in towns like Fernley, for the first time, because of waning interest among millions of baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation. (AP File Photo)