It all started here.
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
- 14.9% - Wilkinson County
- 21.3% - Mississippi
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 17.2% - Wilkinson County
- 15.9% - Mississippi
- 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
- 33.1% - Wilkinson County
- 19.7% - Mississippi
- 11.8% - U.S.
The last time Wilkinson County voted for a Republican candidate for president was in 1972. Clinton received 67.7% of the vote in 2016. George Wallace received 38.4% of the vote in 1968.
2 Whites and 1,391 Blacks In a Mississippi School. (The New York Times, 1/6/1970)
WOODVILLE, Miss., —Annette Brown stood in the rain with her little brother, Tommy, biting her lips and waiting for a bus to take them home from their first day as the only white stu dents in a sprawling, one‐ story public school that has 1,391 black students.
When the second semester began this morning here in this rural town in southwest ern Mississippi, all the other white children in Wilkinson County stayed home, waiting to begin their studies next week in a private school chartered after the Federal courts had ordered this district and 29 other districts to integrate their educational system immediately and completely.
Other Mississippi population loss posts:
Tunica County/Tunica. (10/2/2019)
Coahoma County/Clarksdale. (10/2/2019)
Bolivar County/Cleveland. (10/3/2019)
Issaquena County/Mayersville. (10/3/2019)
Claiborne County/Port Gibson. (10/3/2019)
Jefferson County/Fayette. (10/4/2019)