Between the 2000 and 2010 cen­suses, Cape Cod expe­ri­enced a 26 per­cent decline in the number of res­i­dents aged between 25 and 44. This has resulted in some­thing of an exis­ten­tial crisis on the Cape, as busi­ness and gov­ern­ment leaders have ques­tioned how the region can main­tain vitality without young workers starting young families.

The study has been a focal point of CCYP’s “Shape the Cape” cam­paign. It was com­mis­sioned through dona­tions and grants, and con­ducted by North­eastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy last fall.

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