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Actual projection of
How Vegas will look
if Trend Continues for 80 years.

Vegas lost 10,000 people since July 2007.  The last drop occurred in the 1920’s after the mining industry tanked there:

The decline came after 10 straight years of population increases averaging more than 60,000 and after Clark County officials boasted last fall that the county’s population had surpassed 2 million.

The decline came after 10 straight years of population increases averaging more than 60,000 and after Clark County officials boasted last fall that the county’s population had surpassed 2 million.

Industry’s built on growth suffer:

Experts said the biggest culprit for any drop in population is the loss of about 10,000 construction jobs in the past year. Casinos have also been trimming jobs. The jobless rate rose to 7.3 percent in September.

I think St. George is seeing some similar effects.