As in major -- 50% or more.
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:
- 18.5% - Comanche County
- 32.3% - Kansas
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 25.0% - Comanche County
- 15.4% - Kansas
- 15.6% - U.S.
The last time Comanche County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1964. when LBJ beat Barry Goldwater by 8.2 percentage points. George Wallace received 6.2% of the vote in 1968.
The Hard Truths of Trying to ‘Save’ the Rural Economy. (The New York Times, 12/14/2018)
In Comanche County, a land of cattle, farming, oil and gas on the plains of southwestern Kansas, 1,790 people live in a sparsely settled area of nearly 800 square miles
And then there's this.
As overdoses soared, nearly 35 billion opioids — half of distributed pills — handled by 15 percent of pharmacies. (Washington Post, 8/12/2019)
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)
Clark County/Ashland. (5/13/2019)
Hodgeman County/Jetmore. (5/13/2019)
Ness County/Ness City. (5 /13/2019)
Trego County/WaKeeney. (5/13/2019)
Graham County/Hill City. (5/13/2019)
Norton County/Norton. (5/13/2019)
Phillips County/Phillipsburg. (5/14/2019)
Rooks County/Plainville. (5/14/2019)
Edwards County/Kinsley. (5/14/2019)
Kiowa County/Greensburg. (5/14/2019)
Other population loss series: