Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Population loss in rural Nebraska: Grant County

Source:  Wikipedia (Grant CountyHyannis)

Hyannis is the county seat of Grant County.

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 23.0% - Grant County
  • 30.6% - Nebraska
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 23.4% - Grant County
  • 15.4% - Nebraska
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Grant County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1936. (Barry Goldwater won by 20.8 percentage points in 1964, and George Wallace received 4.8% of the vote in 1968.)

Related reading:
Big Red: Rural Nebraska counties were among nation's top Trump-supporting areas in election.  (Omaha World-Herald,. 11/23/2016)
“Relieved,” said Cliff Dailey, a businessman and elected official in Hyannis, a village of 185 people roughly 365 miles northwest of Omaha. “I’d say they were just relieved. Everybody was just shaking their heads and smiling and saying ‘I can’t believe we won.’ 
When he says “everybody,” he’s hardly exaggerating. Trump won 367 votes in Grant County, while Hillary Clinton received just 20. That’s 93 percent of the vote versus 5 percent.

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)
Garden County/Oshkosh.  (4/30/2019)
Deuel County/Chappell.  (4/30/2019)
Dundy County/Benkelman.  (5/1/2019)
Perkins County/Grant.  (5/1/2019)
Arthur County/Arthur.  (5/1/2019)

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