Population loss as in major -- 50% or more. (New series.)
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% - Perkins County
- 27.8% - South Dakota
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 25.2% - Perkins County
- 16.6% - South Dakota
- 15.6% - U.S.
A Democratic candidate for president has won Perkins County three times: 1916, 1932, and 1936.
A Prairie School: One Room With View. (The New York Times, 1/15/1975)
Sometimes Mr. Hennessey seems to digress. One day he reminisced about his years in a one‐room school, a converted chicken coop in Perkins County, South Dakota. “I rode a horse five’ miles each morning,” he said, “Our teacher was Pearl Kelly. She didn't have a car either. So she rode a horse too. But she always put on a dress to teach. They Wore long dresses in those days.” The class was silent, enthralled by this history lesson.
Other South Dakota population loss posts:
Harding County/Buffalo. (6/24/2019)
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