Monday, October 28, 2019

Population loss in Georgia: Randolph County/Cuthbert

It all started here.

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

Source:  Wikipedia (Randolph County, Cuthbert)

Cuthbert is the county seat of Randolph County.  

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 12.1% - Randolph County
  • 29.9% - Georgia
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 23.9% - Randolph County
  • 13.9% - Georgia
  • 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 33.6% - Randolph County
  • 14.3% - Georgia
  • 11.8% - U.S.

The last time Randolph County voted for a GOP presidential candidate was in 1984.  Clinton won 55.1% of the vote in 2016.  George Wallace won 48.5% of the vote in 1968, a plurality.

Randolph County Library, Cuthbert

Related reading:
Georgia County Rejects Plan to Close 7 Polling Places in Majority-Black Area.  (The New York Times, 8/23/2018)
CUTHBERT, Ga. — The consultant, a white man, came to the mainly black Randolph County in rural southern Georgia and recommended that it eliminate seven of its nine polling places. He said the move would save the county money. He said the polling places had disability compliance issues. 
But many people in the county assumed a more sinister motive, especially with the state in the midst of a hotly contested election for governor. It pits a Democrat who would be Georgia’s first black chief executive against a white Republican who has been called a “master of voter suppression” by his political opponents.

Other Georgia population loss posts:
Wilkes County/Washington.  (10/21/2019)
Taliaferro County/Crawfordville.  (10/22/2019)
Warren County/Warrenton.  (10/23/2019)
Hancock County/Sparta.  (10/24/2019)
Talbot County/Talbotton.  (10/25/2019)
Baker County/Newton.  (10/26/2019)
Terrell County/Dawson.  (10/27/2019)

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