Friday, July 5, 2019

Population loss in South Dakota: McPherson County

It all started here.

Population loss as in major -- 50% or more.  (New series.)

Source:  Wikipedia (McPherson County, Leola)

Leola is the county seat of McIntosh County.

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 15.3% - McPherson County
  • 27.8% - South Dakota
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 28.1% - McPherson County
  • 16.6% - South Dakota
  • 15.6% - U.S.

A Democratic candidate for president has won McPherson County just twice, in 1928 and 1932.  

Related reading:
Ecologist Buys Land in Prairie.  (The New York Times, 7/20/1975)
He said the refuge, which includes about 7,600 acres of grasslands, is situated six miles west of Leola, S.D., in McPherson,County, and will be named for Samuel H. Ordway Jr., a New York City lawyer, ecologist and author, who died in 1971. 
Mr. Ordway was a founder and is a former president of the Washington‐based Conservation Foundation, which “conducts research, education and information programs to develop knowledge and improve techniques to stumulate the public and private decision‐makers, and action to improve the quality, of the environment.”

Other South Dakota population loss posts:
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)

Other population loss series:

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