Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Population loss in Alabama: Hale County/Greensboro

It all started here.

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

Source:  Wikipedia (Hale County, Greensboro)

Greensboro is the county seat of Hale County.  

Population loss by degrees:  80-90%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 14.4% - Hale County
  • 24.5% - Alabama
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 19.2% - Hale County
  • 16.9% - Alabama
  • 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 25.1% - Hale County
  • 16.8% - Alabama
  • 11.8% - U.S.

The last time Hale County voted for a Republican presidential candidate was in 1972.  Clinton received 59.4% of the vote in 2016.  George Wallace received 56.9% of the vote in 1968.

Hale County Library, Greensboro
Related reading:
What’s on TV Monday: ‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening’ and ‘White Dragon’.  (The New York Times, 2/11/2019)
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING (2018) 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings); rent on iTunes. This Oscar-nominated debut feature by RaMell Ross was made out of 1,300 hours of footage filmed over five years. It documents the lives of two young black men, Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, in Hale County, Ala., with an innovative cinematic approach. The critic A. O. Scott of The New York Times named it one of the best movies of 2018, and wrote that Ross “glimpses arresting, at times almost hallucinatory beauty in the rural Alabama landscape, and finds nuances of emotion that grow in intensity over 75 heady minutes.”

Other Alabama population loss posts:
Sumter County/Livingston.  (10/13/2019)
Marengo County/Linden.  (10/14/2019)
Greene County/Eutaw.  (10/15/2019)

Population loss series:

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