Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Population loss in rural Nebraska: Garden County

Source:  Wikipedia (Garden County, Oshkosh)

Oshkosh is the county seat of Garden County.

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 24.2% - Garden County
  • 30.6% - Nebraska
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:

  • 28.0% - Garden County
  • 15.4% - Nebraska
  • 15.6% - U.S.

  • Garden County has twice voted for a Democratic candidate for president:  1916 and 1936.  (Barry Goldwater won by 32.8 percentage points in 1964, and George Wallace received 7.0% of the vote in 1968.) 

    Related reading:
    13 Nebraska counties have no primary care doctor.  (Live Well Nebraska, 1/26/2019).
    UNMC has been working at this for years. The problem is sure to persist as urban America grows in population and rural America shrinks. In 1910, 54.4 percent of the United States’ population lived in rural areas. 
    As of 2010, that had plummeted to 19.3 percent. A report Friday said 13 of Nebraska’s 93 counties have no primary care doctor. Dr. Bradley Britigan, dean of UNMC’s College of Medicine, told the regents that the challenge of serving rural Nebraska continues.

    Related posts (down and up from northwest to southeast)
    Sioux County/Harrison.  (4/29/2019)
    Banner County/Harrisburg.  (4/29/2019)
    Kimball County/Kimball.  (4/29/2019)
    Morrill County/Bridgeport.  (4/30/2019)
    Sheridan County/Rushville.  (4/30/2019)

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