Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Population loss in Alabama: Perry County/Marion

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

Source:  Wikipedia (Perry County, Marion)

Marion is the county seat of Perry County.  

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 16.9% - Perry County
  • 24.5% - Alabama
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 19.4% - Perry County
  • 16.9% - Alabama
  • 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 37.2% - Perry County
  • 16.8% - Alabama
  • 11.8% - U.S.

The last time Perry  County voted for a Republican presidential candidate was in 1972.  Clinton received 72.5% of the vote in 2016.  George Wallace received 50.2% of the vote in 1968.
Related reading:
Alabama:  More Test Positive for Tuberculosis.  (The New York Times, 1/18/2016)
The scale of a tuberculosis outbreak in rural Perry County widened Monday when state officials said that 47 residents last week tested positive for the bacterial infection. Those people, who are suspected of having an asymptomatic infection, will receive additional health care services as the authorities try to stop an outbreak that has now sickened or infected 73 people in and near Perry County since January 2014. In Perry County, which has fewer than 10,000 residents, three people have died. State officials previously said that the outbreak, which has mostly affected African-Americans, was concentrated in the county seat of Marion, and that Marion’s tuberculosis incidence rate was worse than those recorded in many developing countries. 

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)

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