Saturday, May 4, 2019

Population loss in rural Nebraska: Keya Paha County

Source:  Wikipedia (Keya Paha County, Springview)

Springview is the county seat of Keya Paha County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-89%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 20.6% - Keya Paha County
  • 30.6% - Nebraska
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 29.6% - Keya Paha County
  • 15.4% - Nebraska
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The one and only time Keya Paha County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1916. (Barry Goldwater won by 23.6 percentage points in 1964, and George Wallace received 7.3% of the vote in 1968.)

Keya Paha County Library

Related reading:
Banker, football coach dedicated to help Springview thrive.  Norfolk Daily News, 10/16/2018)
Keya Paha County, nestled between the Niobrara and Missouri rivers, is one of Nebraska’s least populated counties, with an estimated 790 people. Like many rural counties, it has seen a dramatic population decrease over the past century. 
Combating the population decline is key reason why the foundation fund was created, and many of its projects seek to create more opportunities for residents.

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