Friday, May 10, 2019

Population loss in rural Nebraska: Pawnee County

Source:  Wikipedia (Pawnee County, Pawnee City)

Pawnee City is the county seat of Pawnee County.

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 15.9% - Pawnee County
  • 30.6% - Nebraska
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 28.4% - Pawnee County
  • 15.4% - Nebraska
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Pawnee County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1936. (Barry Goldwater won by a margin of 2.4 percentage points in 1964.  George Wallace received 10.6% of the vote in 1968.)

Related reading:
Amish have fit in well in southeast Nebraska. (Omaha World-Herald, 7/24/2013)
In 2008, five Amish families returned to southeast Nebraska for cheap land, a change in home-school laws and a quieter, rural locale than the suburbanized part of southwest Wisconsin where they had been living. 
Now, there are 37 families, two Amish schools and a number of Amish farms and businesses in or near Pawnee City, which at last count had fewer than 1,000 people. 
Pawnee City is proud home to both Larry the Cable Guy and SchillingBridge Winery. Its darling downtown is restored and anchored by a jewel of a century-old courthouse. It is the kind of small town where everyone rallies with a bake sale and spaghetti feed to help the 4-year-old with a brain tumor. When new teacher Kelly Neels moved to town, she didn't have to introduce herself.

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)

1 comment:

Brigitte said...

Many Amish families have left Pawnee City. Most have moved to Colorado. The city's population is now a little over 800.