Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Population loss in North Dakota: McIntosh County

It all started here.

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

Source:  Wikipedia (McIntosh County, Ashley)

Ashley is the county seat of McIntosh County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-90%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 17.2% - McIntosh County
  • 28.9% - North Dakota
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 30.7% - McIntosh County
  • 15.3% - North Dakota
  • 15.6% - U.S.
The last time McIntosh County voted Democratic in a presidential election was 1936.  Trump won 76.1% of the vote in 2016.

Related reading:
North Dakota Town's Payoff For Hard Lives Is Long Life.  (The New York Times, 7/31/2003)
What happens when young people leave town in droves, never to returnWhatever the travails of old farming communities of the Great Plains, with population decline and temperatures that swing 120 degrees from January to July, something about these places produces triple-digitarians even as people plug their arteries with sausage, strudel and dumplings soaked in gravy. 
Survivors of scarlet fever and smallpox epidemics, the Dust Bowl and the Depression, they have been cracking 100 at least since 1950. The 2000 census found that McIntosh County, where Ashley is located, had the highest proportion of people 85 and older among the nation's 3,142 counties. North Dakota had the highest proportion among the states.

Other North Dakota posts:
Divide County/Crosby.  (7/23/2019)
Golden Valley County/Beach.  (7/24/2019)
Billings County/Medora.  (7/24/2019)
Slope County/Amidon.   (7/25/2019)
Adams County/Hettinger.  (7/25/2019)
Hettinger County/Mott.  (7/26/2019)
Dunn County/Manning.  (7/26/2019)
Burke County/Bowbells.  (7/28/2019)
Ranville County/Mohall.  (7/29/2019)
OIiver County/Center.  (7/30/2019)
Grant County/Carson.  (8/1/2019)
Emmons County/Linton.  (8/1/2019)
Sheridan County/McClusky.  (8/3/2019)
McHenry County/Towner.  (8/3/2019)
Bottineau County/Bottineau.  (8/4/2019)
Pierce County/Rugby.  (8/4/2019)
Wells County/Fessenden.  (8/5/2019)
Kidder County/Steele.  (8/5/2019)
Logan County/Napoleon.  (8/6/2019)

Other population loss series:

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