Changes in Iowa’s Boomer Population
By Jennifer L. Crull
Iowans are very focused on the future and what it holds. A big issue facing our state is the loss of population. In two major area: recent college graduates taking a job in their field outside the state and the retirees. While we would like to see graduates stay in Iowa, it is great for them to experience what the world has to offer, and then move back to Iowa once they wish to start a family. Retirees are choosing a more tax friendly state and living there over 50 percent of the year to change their residence to that state. When they go, Iowa loses a lot more than taxes and their incomes.