Population loss 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:
- 14.3% - Greer County
- 24.8% - Oklahoma
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 17.6% - Greer County
- 15.3% - Oklahoma
- 15.6% - U.S.
The last time Greer County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1996, when Bill Clinton won a second term in office. In 1964, LBJ beat Barry Goldwater by 36.4 percentage points, and third-party candidate George Wallace received 23.9% of the vote in 1968.
(housed in community building)
The Talk of Mangum, Okla. (The New York Times, 5/19/1972)
Mangum is the center of the Dust Bowl of the nineteen‐thirties, the place the Okies left for California when a prolonged drought and a scorching sun turned the sandy plains into a plaything for the winds. Nothing grew here in 1936 except the grapes of wrath.
Other Oklahoma population loss posts:
Cimarron County/Boise City. (5/27/2019)
Beaver County/Beaver. (5/27/2019)
Harper County/Buffalo. (5/28/2019)
Ellis County/Arnett. (5/28/2019)
Roger Mills/Cheyenne. (5/28/2019)
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