Monday, June 24, 2019

Population loss in South Dakota: Perkins County

Population loss as in major -- 50% or more.  (New series.)

Source:  Wikipedia (Perkins County, Bison)

Bison is the county seat of Perkins 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% - 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.  

Related reading:
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)

Other population loss series:

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