Population loss by degrees: 80-89%, 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
- 33.1% - Clark County
- 32.3% - Kansas
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 21.9% - Clark County
- 15.4% - Kansas
- 15.6% - U.S.
The last time Clark County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1964. (LBJ won by a margin of 6.2 percentage points over Barry Goldwater. George Wallace received 13.5% of the vote in 1968.)
The Day the Great Plains Burned. (The New Yorker, 11/5/2018)
Ashland, Kansas, is almost fifty miles from Slapout, if you follow a straight line across the prairie. As the county seat of Clark County, Ashland grew along the gentle valley of a creek, with ambitious streets as wide as big-city avenues. After going through a familiar Great Plains cycle of boom and not quite bust, the town today has a population of about eight hundred and fifty.
Other Kansas population loss posts:
Cheyenne County/St. Francis. (5/10/2019)
Rawlins County/Atwood. (5/10/2019)
Decatur County/Oberlin. (5/11/2019)
Sheridan County/Hoxie. (5 /12/2019)
Gove County/Gove City. (5/12/2019)
Lane County/Dighton. (5/12/2019)