Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Population loss in Louisiana: East Carroll Parish/Lake Providence

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

Source:  Wikipedia (East Carroll Parish, Lake Providence)

Lake Providence is the parish seat of East Carroll Parish.

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  •   9.8% - East Carroll Parish
  • 23.4% - Louisiana
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 14.8% - East Carroll Parish
  • 15.4% - Louisiana
  • 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 46.7% - East Carroll Parish
  • 18.6% - Louisiana
  • 12.3% - U.S.

East Carroll Parish has consistently voted Democratic since 1976. Clinton beat Trump by 26.5 percentage points.

East Carroll Parish Library, Lake Providence
Related reading:
Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?  (The New York Times, 4/26/2014)
The 10 lowest counties in the country, by this ranking, include a cluster of six in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky (Breathitt, Clay, Jackson, Lee, Leslie and Magoffin), along with four others in various parts of the rural South: Humphreys County, Miss.; East Carroll Parish, La.; Jefferson County, Ga.; and Lee County, Ark. Sign up for The Upshot Newsletter Get the best of The Upshot’s news, analysis and graphics about politics, policy and everyday life.

Other Louisiana population posts:
Claiborne Parish/Homer.  (10/1/2019)

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