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:
- 22.3% - Osborne County
- 32.3% - Kansas
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 24.5% - Osborne County
- 15.4% - Kansas
- 15.6% - U.S.
The last time Osborne County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1916, when Woodrow Wilson won a second term. Goldwater beat LBJ by 2 percentage points, and third-party candidate George Wallace received 9.6% of the vote in 1968.
Lousy Internet the newest threat to rural Kansas. (Wichita Eagle, 10/16/2016)
The sparsely populated region has been losing population for decades as farms have consolidated. That in turn led to steep declines in Main Street businesses.
Since 2000, 81 of Kansas’ 105 counties have lost population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The consensus is that trend will get worse – especially among young people – until and unless someone can find a way to get better internet service to the outlands.
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)
Edwards County/Kinsley. (5/14/2019)
Kiowa County/Greensburg. (5/14/2019)
Comanche County/Coldwater. (5/15/2019)
Barber County/Medicine Lodge. (5/15/2019)
Stafford County/St. John. (5/16/2019)
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