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Population loss as in major -- 50% or more.
Population loss by degrees: 80-90%, 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
- 15.4% - Marengo County
- 24.5% - Alabama
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 19.6% - Marengo County
- 16.9% - Alabama
- 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
- 22.8% - Marengo County
- 16.8% - Alabama
- 11.8% - U.S.
The last time Marengo County voted for a Republican presidential candidate was in 2004. Clinton received 51.1% of the vote in 2016. George Wallace received 57% of the vote in 1968.
An Alabama Editor Urges the K.K.K. to ‘Ride Again,’ and His Small Town Winces. (The New York Times, 2/19/2019)
The editorial in The Democrat-Reporter, the newspaper that has served the small western Alabama town of Linden since 1879, appeared on Page 2 last Thursday, but it read as though it could have been written the year the paper was founded.
Other Alabama population loss posts:
Sumter County/Livingston. (10/13/2019)
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