Sunday, September 1, 2019

Population loss in Colorado: Huerford County/Walsenburg

It all started here.

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

Source:  Wikipedia (Huerford County, Walsenburg)

Walsenburg is the county seat of Huerfano County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-90%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 23.6% - Huerfano County
  • 39.4% - Colorado
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 31.2% - HuerfanoCounty
  • 14.2% - Colorado
  • 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 20.8% - Huerfano County
  • 10.3% - Colorado
  • 12.3% - U.S.

A county where 31.2% of the population is Hispanic lives in Trump's America.

Source:  Wikipedia
3rd-party candidates received 17.5% of vote in 1992, 10.7% of vote in 1996, 7.1% in 2016
(George Wallace received 4.9% of the vote in 1968.)

Walsenburg Library, Spanish Peaks Library District
(located on 1st floor of old high school)
Related reading:
Colorado’s Effort Against Teenage Pregnancies Is a Startling Success.  (The New York Times, 7/5/2015)
WALSENBURG, Colo. — Over the past six years, Colorado has conducted one of the largest experiments with long-acting birth control. If teenagers and poor women were offered free intrauterine devices and implants that prevent pregnancy for years, state officials asked, would those women choose them? 
They did in a big way, and the results were startling. The birthrate among teenagers across the state plunged by 40 percent from 2009 to 2013, while their rate of abortions fell by 42 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. There was a similar decline in births for another group particularly vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies: unmarried women under 25 who have not finished high school.

Other Colorado population loss posts:
Sedgwick County/Julesburg.  (8/28/2019)
Washington County/Akron.  (8/29/2019)
Cheyenne County/Cheyenne Wells.  (8/30/2019)
Kiowa County/Eads.  (8/31/2019)
Baca County/Springfield.  (8/31/2019)
Las Animas County/Trinidad.  (9/1/2019)

Other population loss series:

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