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Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 4:04am

Census: Fewer Young People Staying in Georgia

Georgia's long-held reputation as a draw for young professionals is on the line as those in their 20s and 30s appear to be looking elsewhere for opportunities.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the state's population of 25- to 34-year-olds and 35- to 44-year-olds each declined by 2 percentage points over the past decade.

During the same period, Georgia added people 45 and older in nearly every category, with the largest increase being those 60 to 64 years old.

The changes equal a slight increase in Georgia's median age to 35.3 years.