Population loss by degrees: 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
- 22.9% - Perkins County
- 30.6% - Nebraska
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 23.3% - Perkins County
- 15.4% - Nebraska
- 15.6% - U.S.
The last time Perkins County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1936. (Barry Goldwater won by 2.0 percentage points in 1964, and George Wallace received 7.7% of the vote in 1968.)
Photo credit: Nebraska Library Commission
Perkins County shows population decline of 1.4 percent. (Grant Tribune Sentinel)
Coming in at No. 69 in population rank with 2,929, Perkins County showed a loss of just 41 (1.4 percent) from 2010-2018. While PC saw a decrease over the eight-year span, an increase of 35 (1.2 percent), was shown from 2017-18.
Other than neighboring Chase County and nearby Arthur County which showed population increases, all nearby counties showed decreases of 2.5 percent or more.
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