Friday, May 10, 2019

Population loss in rural Nebraska: Richardson County

Source:  Wikipedia (Richardson County, Falls City)

Falls City is the county seat of Richardson County.

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 19.4% - Richardson County
  • 30.6% - Nebraska
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 24.4% - Richardson County
  • 15.4% - Nebraska
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Richardson County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1964. (LBJ won by a margin of 6.4 percentage points over Barry Goldwater.  George Wallace received 10% of the vote in 1968.)

Related reading:
A New American Dream: The Rise of Immigrants in Rural America.  (Civil Eats, 3/22/2019)
Hong Cui is one such rural physician. Originally a medical doctor from Beijing, China, he ultimately migrated to Lincoln, Nebraska where he obtained his citizenship while completing a medical residency program. 
For several years, he provided medical care for rural communities in Richardson County, at the southeast corner of Nebraska. “In rural areas, hospitals offer attractive packages for immigrants. People without permanent residency, who have like a J-1 or H-1B non-immigrant visa tend to work over here, and the hospital will help them get approved [for] citizenship or permanent residency,” Cui told The Politic. 
Currently, rural areas face a severe shortage of doctors and medical facilities. Rural residents also tend to be older and have lower incomes than their urban counterparts, rendering them more likely to suffer from poorer health.

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)

Cherry County and south
Dundy County/Benkelman.  (5/1/2019)
Perkins County/Grant.  (5/1/2019)
Arthur County/Arthur.  (5/1/2019)
Grant County/Hyannis.  (5/1/2019)
Cherry County/Valentine.  (5/2/2019)
Hooker County/Mullen.  (5/2/2019)
McPherson County/Tryon.  (5/2/2019)
Hayes County/Hayes Center.  (5/3/2019)
Hitchcock County/Trenton.  (5/3/2019)
Logan County/Stapleton.  (5/3/2019)
Thomas County/Thedford.  (5/3/2019)

Keya Paha and Boyd counties and south
Keya Paha County/Springview.  (5/4/2019)
Brown County/Ainsworth.  (5/4/2019)
Custer County/Broken Bow.  (5/4/2019)
Gosper County/Elwood.  (5/4/2019)
Furnas County/Beaver City.  (5/5/2019)
Harlan County/Alma.  (5/5/2019)
Loup County/Taylor.  (5/5/2019)
Boyd County/Butte.  (5/5/2019)
Valley County/Ord.  (5/6/2019)
Sherman County/Loup City.  (5/6/2019)
Franklin County/Franklin.  (5/6/2019)
Greeley County/Greeley Center.  (5/6/2019)
Wheeler County/Bartlett.  (5/7/2019)

Eastern Nebraska
Knox County/Center.  (5/7/2019)
Antelope County/Neligh.  (5/7/2019)
Boone County/Albion.  (5/8/2019)
Nance County/Fullerton.  (5/8/2019)
Clay County/Clay Center.  (5/8/2019)
Nuckolls County/Nelson.  (5/8/2019)
Thayer County/Hebron.  (5/8/2019)
Fillmore County/Geneva.  (5/8/2019)
Polk County/Osceola.  (5/8/2019)
Jefferson County/Fairbury.  (5/9/2019)
Burt Couinty/Tekamah.  (5/9/2019)
Johnson County/Tecumseh.  (5/10/2019)
Pawnee County/Pawnee City.  (5/10/2019)

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