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Fishkind Conversations: Orange & Seminole see population drops post-pandemic

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

A new report from the US Census Bureau shows Florida’s biggest counties - including Orange and Seminole - losing population for the first time since Census tracking began.

Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind says COVID-19 had a sizable role in the historic changes...which, he tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston, caught him off guard.

Click the Play Audio button to hear their conversation.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined Central Florida Public Media in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.