Monday, September 2, 2019

Population loss in Colorado: Hinsdale County/Lake City


It all started here.

Population loss as in major -- 50% or more. 

Source:  Wikipedia (Hinsdale County, Lake City)


Lake City is the county seat of Hinsdale County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-90%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 40.8% - Hinsdale County
  • 39.4% - Colorado
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 30.3% - Hinsdale County
  • 14.2% - Colorado
  • 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  •   8.6% - Hinsdale County
  • 10.3% - Colorado
  • 12.3% - U.S.

Republican, but not exactly Trump's America.  The last time a Democratic candidate for president won Hinsdale County was in 1936.  Trump received 57.6% of the vote in 2016, compared to 74.9% for Reagan in 1984, 77.5% for Nixon in 1972, and 76.7% for Eisenhower in 1956.

Source:  Wikipedia
3rd-party candidates received 28.2% of vote in 1992, 13.4% of vote in 1996, 9% in 2016
(George Wallace received 11.5% of the vote in 1968.)

Other Colorado population loss posts:
Sedgwick County/Julesburg.  (8/28/2019)
Washington County/Akron.  (8/29/2019)
Cheyenne County/Cheyenne Wells.  (8/30/2019)
Kiowa County/Eads.  (8/31/2019)
Baca County/Springfield.  (8/31/2019)
Las Animas County/Trinidad.  (9/1/2019)
Huerfano County/Walsenburg.  (9/1/2019)
Mineral County/Creede.  (9/2/2019)

Other population loss series:

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