Twin Cities' suburbs see decline in population

According to the recently released data from the 2010 census there has been a decrease in the suburb populations in the seven-county metro area.
In the metro area 26 suburbs have seen a decline in population, double the suburbs that have seen declines in the previous census reported the Star Tribune.
According to the Pioneer Press this is the first time in more than 60 years, that the growth rate of Minnesota's suburbs has gone down, with some suburbs even losing population. Ever since World War II people had been moving out of the city, but the new data showed the trend has stopped.
Not only suburbs around the Minneapolis and St. Paul area have seen a decrease, but also as far out as Lake Minnetonka even though 10 years ago all of them had seen increases in population reported the Star Tribune. The 2000 census had showed that the seven-county metro area had increased by 7.85 percent to 2.85 million people.
State Demographer Tom Gillaspy said that suburbs have a life cycle, which explains how suburbs have population booms, stability and then a decline in family and household sizes reported the Star Tribune.
The Pioneer Press reported that suburbs are now adapting as builders and municipal leaders have have expanded their cities to include both the older and younger generations. Adaptions include making less single family homes and building more apartment complexes and townhomes.

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