I am looking through the official Census 2010 numbers from the KY State Data Center... I'm really surprised at the continued mass exodus from NKY's river towns - even with the high gas prices and real estate collapse of the past 5 years. If Newport and Covington declined that much with so many new condos I guess the older neighborhoods actually had much larger percent declines
Population change 2000 to 2010
Covington 43,370 to 40,640; -2,370; -6.3%
Newport 17,048 to 15,273; -1,775; -10.4%
Bellevue 6,480 to 5,955; -525; -8.1%
Dayton 5,966 to 5,338; -628; -10.5%
Ludlow 4,409 to 4,407; -2; -0%
Bromley 838 to 763; -75; -8.9%
Even Fort Thomas had a slight decline, and they had the state's best school system and zero crime!
Had several large apartment complexes been built Southgate and Wilder probably would have declined also.
Can someone fill me in on the local tax situation? Does Boone County have much lower taxes than Kenton and Campbell? Their schools are no better than those counties but BC is growing 4% while CC is stagnant, and KC is nearly stagnant (in terms of population growth). Not to mention it offers a further commute to where most jobs in the area are. (I doubt 118,000 people work at the airport)