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Population loss as in major -- 50% or more.
Population loss by degrees: 80-89%, 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
- 22.2% - Kingsbury County
- 27.8% - South Dakota
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 23.2% - Kingsbury County
- 16.6% - South Dakota
- 15.6% - U.S.
The last time a Democratic candidate for president won Kingsbury County was in 1996, the fourth time such a thing happened.
Hazel L. Meyer Memorial Library, De Smet
Trading Tiaras for Calico on the Prairie. (The New York Times, 8/5/2011)
Set amid expansive, undulating pastures of tallgrass prairie and cornfields in eastern South Dakota, De Smet has long been a popular family destination as a historic Laura Ingalls Wilder site. Lately, though, traffic is up. And according to those who operate the museums, historic sites and the homestead here, a lot of the increase is because of little girls — and there’s not even a sparkly tiara or tulle tutu in sight.
Harding County/Buffalo. (6/24/2019)
Perkins County/Bison. (6/24/2019)
Haakon County/Philip. (6/29/2019)
Corson County/McIntosh. (6/29/2019)
Jones County/Murdo. (6/30/2019)
Mellette County/White River. (7/1/2019)
Tripp County/Winner. ((7/1/2019)
Lyman County/Kennebec. (7/2/2019)
Sully County/Onida. (7/2/2019)
Potter County/Gettysburg. (7/4/2019)
Campbell County/Mound City. (7/4/2019)
McPherson County/Leola. (7/5/2019)
Edmunds County/Ipswich. (7/5/2019)
Faulk County/Faulkton. (7/7/2019)
Hyde County/Highmore. (7/7/2019)
Hand County/Miller. (7/7/2019)
Gregory County/Burke. (7/8/2019)
Douglas County/Armour. (7/10/2019)
Aurora County/Plankinton. (7/10/2019)
Sanborn County/Woonsocket. (7/14/2019)
Jerauld County/Wessington Springs. (7/16/2019)
Spink County/Redfield. (7/17/2019)
Day County/Webster. (7/18/2019)
Clark County/Clark. (7/18/2019)
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