Population loss as in major -- 50% or more.
Population loss by degrees: 80-89%, 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
- 20.8% - Roger Mills County
- 24.8% - Oklahoma
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 20.5% - Roger Mills County
- 15.3% - Oklahoma
- 15.6% - U.S.
The last time Roger Mills County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1976, when Jimmy Carter beat Gerald Ford by 21.1 percentage points. In 1964, LBJ beat Barry Goldwater by 18.4 percentage points, and third-party candidate George Wallace received 25.1%of the vote in 1968.
Minnie R. Slief-Cheyenne)
Wayne Greene: Get off your horse and redesign county government for an era of automobiles and airplanes. (Tulsa World, 1/25/2019)
Spoiler alert: Roger Mills County still ends at the Texas state line. But what happens inside 77 courthouses between Arkansas and Texas could be completely reconfigured.
Other Oklahoma population loss posts:
Cimarron County/Boise City. (5/27/2019)
Beaver County/Beaver. (5/27/2019)
Harper County/Buffalo. (5/28/2019)
Ellis County/Arnett. (5/28/2019)
Other population loss series: