Population loss by degrees: 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
- 18.9% - Morrill County
- 30.6% - Nebraska
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
The last time Morrill County voted Democratic was 1936. (Barry Goldwater won by 11.8 percentage points in 1964, and George Wallace received 12.5% of the vote in 1968.)
Photo credit: Nebraska Library Commission
Nebraska population aging, shifting east. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
In rural Nebraska, "what we are seeing is young adults leaving after high school. Some come back, but most don't and as a result, you have that aging population and fewer kids," Deichert said.
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