Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Population loss in North Dakota: Golden Valley County

It all started here.

Population loss as in major -- 50% or more. 

Source:  Wikipedia (Golden Valley County, Beach)

Beach is the county seat of Golden Valley County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-89%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 22.0% - Golden Valley County
  • 28.9% - North Dakota
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 24.4% - Golden Valley County
  • 15.3% - North Dakota
  • 15.6% - U.S.
The last time Golden Valley County voted Democratic in a presidential election was 1936.

Golden Valley County Library

Related reading:
With Crime This Low, Honesty is Easier.  (The New York Times, 9/2/1996)
A gas station run on the honor system is not just peculiar to Golden Valley County but is reflective of the state of North Dakota, which routinely ranks as having the lowest crime rate in the nation. According to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics for 1994, the latest year available, North Dakota had the nation's lowest murder rate, lowest robbery rate, lowest violent-crime rate and lowest state prisoner incarceration rate. 
From this farming town to Fargo, the state's largest city, the low level of crime allows for human behavior that would seem bizarre elsewhere.

Other North Dakota posts:
Divide County/Crosby.  (7/23/2019)

Other population loss series:

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