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Population loss as in major -- 50% or more.
Population loss by degrees: 80-90%, 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
- 13.7% - Lowndes County
- 24.5% - Alabama
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 18.8% - Lowndes
- 16.9% - Alabama
- 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
- 25.9% - Lowndes County
- 16.8% - Alabama
- 11.8% - U.S.
The last time Lowndes County voted for a Republican presidential candidate was in 1964, when LBJ wasn't on the ballot. Clinton received 73.1% of the vote in 2016. George Wallace received 58.3% of the vote in 1968.
A County Where the Sewer is Your Lawn. (The New York Times, 5/22/2018)
In a statement on the trip, Dr. Alston noted: “The State health department had no idea of how many households exist in these conditions, despite the grave health consequences. Nor did they have any plan to find out, or devise a plan to do something about it. But since the great majority of white folks live in the cities, which are well served by government-built and maintained sewerage systems, and most of the rural folks in areas like Lowndes County, are black, the problem doesn’t appear on the political or governmental radar screen.”
Other Alabama population loss posts:
Sumter County/Livingston. (10/13/2019)
Marengo County/Linden. (10/14/2019)
Greene County/Eutaw. (10/15/2019)
Hale County/Greensboro. (10/15/2019)
Perry County/Marion. (10/16/2019)
Wilcox County/Camden. (10/17/2019)
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