Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Feels like the city's crumbling before my very eyes

Grim report in the local rag today about the decrease in individual income:

"Akron's median household income has dropped almost 12 percent from the 2000 census. In Canton, the decline exceeds 18 percent.

Both are worse than the state and national averages.

Countywide, the picture isn't much better.

Summit County's median household income fell 11 percent; Stark, Portage and Wayne are down 9 percent; and Medina County has dropped 5 percent. "

Everywhere I go I see For Sale signs in yards. We may not be cutting and running in Iraq yet, but folks sure are doing it here in Akron.

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