Thursday, April 25, 2019

Population loss in rural Iowa: Keokuk County

Source:  Wikipedia (Keokuk County, Sigourney)

Sigourney is the county seat of Keokuk County.

Related reading:
The places in America that already have their best days behind them.  (Washington Post, 6/1/2016)
The 1890s were a good decade for Keokuk County, Iowa. The population there, in the southeast corner of the state, neared 25,000 residents by the 1900 census. That number has been declining ever since. 
As with much of the Great Plains, Appalachia and the old Cotton Belt, rural Keokuk County has been depopulating for a very long time. While vast stretches of America are still moving toward their peak populations, these places have been emptying out. They peaked — population-wise, at least — in 1920, or 1890, or even earlier.
Related posts:
Row 1, west to east
Fremont County/Sidney.  (4/23/2019)
Page County/Clarinda.  (4/23/2019)
Taylor County/Bedford.  (4/23/2019)
Ringgold County/Mount Ayr.  (4/23/2019)
Decatur County/Leon.  (4/24/2019)
Wayne County/Corydon.  (4/24/2019)
Appanoose County/Centerville.  (4/24/2019)
Davis County/Bloomfield.  (4/24/2019)
Van Buren/Keosauqua. (4/24/2019)

Row 2, west to east
Adams County/Corning.  (4/24/2019)
Lucas County/Chariton.  (4/24/2019)
Monroe County/Albia.  (4/25/2019)

Row 3, west to east
Adair County/Greenfield.  (4/25/2019)

Greetings from Trump's America: 95.1% white Keokuk County, Iowa, gets snookered bigtime by The Donald.  (8/2/2018)

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