Friday, May 10, 2019

Population loss in rural Nebraska: Nemaha County

Final post in the series

Source:  Wikipedia (Nemaha County, Auburn)

Auburn is the county seat of  Nemaha County.

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 28.0% - Nemaha County
  • 30.6% - Nebraska
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 20.4% - Nemaha County
  • 15.4% - Nebraska
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Nemaha County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1964. (LBJ won by a margin of 3.6 percentage points over Barry Goldwater.  George Wallace received 8.2% of the vote in 1968.)

Related reading:
The Good Life: Time has taken its toll on Nebraska's rural churches.  (Omaha World-Herald, 7/12/2016)
On Aug. 7, members of what is known as the “old Stone Church” will gather to celebrate the 150th year of worship on the site. The church, whose formal name is St. John Lutheran, isn’t the oldest in the state — that honor likely goes to the Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, at 2002 Franklin St., which was opened 10 years earlier. 
But the old Stone Church is among the oldest in Nebraska and is among five rural Lutheran churches that are clustered in a corner of Nemaha County, about an hour south of Omaha.
The rest of the 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)
Richardson County/Falls City.  (5/10/2019)

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