cape-codArticle in Boston Globe Magazine
By Jeff Harder
Why are so many young professionals fleeing the Cape?
A look at what’s driving twenty- and thirty-somethings away — and what can bring them back.

“Over the last 15 years, young professionals have been leaving Cape Cod in droves. Between 2000 and 2010, Barnstable County lost about 15,000 year-round residents aged 25 to 44, according to the last US Census — a nearly 27 percent decline of that demographic, due to both graying and migration. The decline was twice that seen by the rest of the Commonwealth. This spring, the UMass Donahue Institute projected that while Massachusetts would add almost 772,000 residents between 2015 and 2035, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties would lose more than 24,000.”

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