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:
- 21.5% - Phillips County
- 32.3% - Kansas
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 23.2% - Phillips County
- 15.4% - Kansas
- 15.6% - U.S.
The last time Phillips County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1932. In 1964, Barry Goldwater won by 9 percentage points. George Wallace received 9.3% of the vote in 1968.
Kansas offers incentives to bring people back to the plains. (PBS News Hour, 3/23/2014)
Traveling this stretch of highway 36 in rural northwest Kansas in the dead of winter… it's very quiet. This is the road that leads to the town of Phillipsburg. The population: just over 2,500. There's only one set of stoplights, one movie theatre and several restaurants.
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)
Other population loss series: