As in major -- 50% or more.
Columbus is the county seat of Cherokee County.
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:
- 19.0% - Cherokee County
- 32.3% - Kansas
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 18.8% - Cherokee County
- 15.4% - Kansas
- 15.6% - U.S.
The last time Cherokee County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1992, when Bill Clinton won 41.9% of the vote and third-party candidate Ross Perot won more than 20% of the vote. In 1964, LBJ beat Barry Goldwater by 20.9 percentage points, and third-party candidate George Wallace received 12% of the vote in 1968.
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Long-term population loss affects one third of rural counties. (Daily Yonder, 2/7/2019)
Depopulating rural counties are concentrated in the Great Plains and lie in a north-south band from the Dakotas through Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma to central Texas. Clusters of depopulating rural counties are also evident in the northern Great Lakes, the interior of the Southeast, the Mississippi Delta, and the mining regions of West Virginia and Kentucky.
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)
Comanche County/Coldwater. (5/15/2019)
Barber County/Medicine Lodge. (5/15/2019)
Stafford County/St. John. (5/16/2019)
Osborne County/Osborne. (5/17/2019)
Smith County/Smith Center. (5/17/2019)
Jewell County/Mankato. (5/18/2019)
Mitchell County/Beloit. (5/18/2019)
Lincoln County/Lincoln Center. (5/18/2019)
Harper County/Anthony. (5/19/2019
Ottawa County/Minneapolis. (5/18/2019)
Cloud County/Concordia. (5/19/2019)
Republic County/Belleville. (5/19/2019)
Washington County/Washington. (5/19/2019)
Clay County/Clay Center. (5/19/2019)
Chase County/Cottonwood Falls. (5/20/2019)
Morris County/Council Grove. (5/20/2019)
Marshall County/Marysville. (5/20/2019)
Greenwood County/Eureka. (5/21/2019)
Elk County/Howard. (5/22/2019)
Chautauqua County/Sedan. (5/22/2019)
Wilson County/Fredonia. (5/23/2019)
Woodson County/Yates Center. (5/23/2019)
Coffey County/Burlington. (5/23/2019)
Nemaha County/Seneca. (5/24/2019)
Allen County/Iola. (5/24/2019)
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