House for sale

This is a house for sale on Ohio Avenue in Mount Vernon.

MOUNT VERNON -- Population and housing have a close relationship with economic growth and if Knox County wants to stay competitive economically, it needs more housing to attract qualified workers.

A recent study conducted by Kenyon College senior economics major Brian Sellers reveals demand has outpaced the supply of homes in Knox County. The study was presented at the Knox County Area Development Foundation (ADF) annual meeting Jan. 25.