It all started here.
Population loss as in major -- 50% or more.
Population loss by degrees: 80-89%, 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
- 19.4% - Divide County
- 28.9% - North Dakota
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 25.2% - Divide County
- 15.3% - North Dakota
- 15.6% - U.S.
Votes for 3rd-party candidates: 29.1% in 1992, 16.1% in 1996, 8.8% in 2016\
Not Far From Forsaken. (The New York Times, 4/9/2006)
But not here, in North Dakota. North Dakota has continued to lose people. And it didn't have that many to begin with. In 1930, its population peaked at 680,845. In 2000, it was down to 642,200, and by 2004, the last year for which statistics are available, it had dropped to 634,366. (By comparison, the national population more than doubled, to 294 million from 123 million, during the same period.) Of the 25 counties nationwide that lost the largest portions of their populations in the 1990's, 12 were in North Dakota.