As in major -- 50% or more.
Population loss by degrees: 80-89%, 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
- 18.8% - Edwards County
- 32.3% - Kansas
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 20.5% - Edwards County
- 15.4% - Kansas
- 15.6% - U.S.
The last time Edwards County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1976, when Jimmy Carter beat Gerald Ford by 12.8 percentage points. In 1964, LBJ beat Barry Goldwater by 20.8percentage points. George Wallace received 8.4% of the vote in 1968.
Rural Kansas Hospitals Search For Ways To Survive. (KCUR, 6/29/2015)
A lot of the hospitals in rural Kansas are called “Critical Access Hospitals.” It’s an important designation, because Critical Access Hospitals were created by the federal government to maintain access to health care in rural areas.
But Many Kansas Critical Access Hospitals are in financial trouble. Medicare requires them to offer 24-hour emergency services. But most don’t have enough ER patients to justify the cost of 24-7 service, says Melissa Hungerford, senior vice president for health care leadership at the Kansas Hospital Association.
Other Kansas population loss posts:
Cheyenne County/St. Francis. (5/10/2019)
Rawlins County/Atwood. (5/10/2019)
Decatur County/Oberlin. (5/11/2019)
Sheridan County/Hoxie. (5 /12/2019)
Gove County/Gove City. (5/12/2019)
Lane County/Dighton. (5/12/2019)
Clark County/Ashland. (5/13/2019)
Hodgeman County/Jetmore. (5/13/2019)
Ness County/Ness City. (5 /13/2019)
Trego County/WaKeeney. (5/13/2019)
Graham County/Hill City. (5/13/2019)
Norton County/Norton. (5/13/2019)
Phillips County/Phillipsburg. (5/14/2019)
Rooks County/Plainville. (5/14/2019)
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