Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Population loss in Texas: Fisher County/Roby

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

Source:  Wikipedia (Fisher County, Roby)

Roby is the county seat of Fisher County.

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 18.0% - Fisher County
  • 28.7% - Texas
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 24.6% - Fisher County
  • 12.8% - Texas
  • 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 14.7% - Fisher County
  • 14.7% - Texas
  • 12.3% - U.S.

The last time Fisher County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was 1996.  Trump received 73.2% of the vote in 2016.

Related reading:
With Ransomware, It’s Pay and Embolden Perpetrators, or Lose Precious Data.  (The New York Times, 5/17/2017)
Last month, Mr. Meyers discovered that a similar virus had taken over critical computers at a 25-bed medical facility in Fisher County, roughly a three-hour drive from Fort Worth. The virus locked physicians and other medical staff out of patient records, and his repeated pleas by email to the attackers to unlock the vital machines went unanswered. 
Eventually, Mr. Meyers brought in cybersecurity experts to crack the malicious software, ensuring that the struggling hospital would not have to pay the roughly $18,000 in bitcoin ransom to retrieve patients’ files. Still, he said, the attack had crippled the hospital for four days, with doctors and nurses resorting to pen and paper.

Other Texas population loss posts:
Wheeler County/Wheeler.  (9/12/2019)
Donley County/Clarendon.  (9/13/2019)
Collingsworth County/Wellington.  (9/13/2019)
Childress County/Childress.  (9/14/2019)
Hall County/Memphis.  (9/14/2019)
Briscoe County/Silverton.  (9/15/2019)
Floyd County/Floydada.  (9/15/2019)
Motley County/Matador.  (9/16/2019)
Cottle County/Paducah.  (9/16/2019)
Foard County/Crowell.  (9/17/2019)
Hardeman County/Quanah.  (9/17/2019)
Wilbarger County/Vernon.  (9/18/2019)
Cochran County/Morton.  (9/18/2019)
Dickens County/Dickens.  (9/19/2019)
King County/Guthrie.  (9/19/2019)
Knox County/Benjamin.  (9/20/2019)
Baylor County/Seymour.  (9/20/2019)
Red River County/Clarksville.  (9/21/2019)
Throckmorton County/Throckmorton.  (9/21/2019)
Haskell County/Haskell.  (9/22/2019)
Stonewall County/Aspermont.  (9/22/2019)
Kent County/Jayton.  (9/23/2019)
Lynn County/Tahoka.  (9/23/2019)
Borden County/Gail.  (9/24/2019)

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