Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Belmont County, Ohio: Population, demographics and recent Presidential election percentages

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau via Wikipedia

Source:  CNN

In Ohio Coal Country, Job Prospects Lie With Neither Coal Nor Trump's Promises.  (NPR, 12/13/2016)
In this coal mining region of Ohio and neighboring West Virginia, where most families have some history of working in mining, people speak of a war on coal. The market of coal consumers is rapidly shrinking as utilities convert to natural gas. In 2008, coal-fired plants produced 48 percent of the country's electricity. Last year, it was down to 33 percent.

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