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City hopes to get more families to stay
City hopes to get more families to stay

City leaders and nonprofits are focusing in on families as they attempt to halt the city's population decline. Between 2000 and 2010, the city's population decreased 4.6 percent to just under 621,000, the smallest decrease in decades. But among those of school age — between 5 and 17 — the population plunged nearly 23 percent, the sharpest drop for that age group of any of the state's jurisdictions. Many didn't go far: Of the net 3,509 children up to age 17 who left the city between 2006 and 2010, about 75 percent landed in Baltimore or Anne Arundel counties, according to new analysis by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. The migration to county...

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