Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Population loss in Georgia: Taliaferro County/Crawfordville

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

Source:  Wikipedia (Taliaferro County, Crawfordville)

Crawfordville is the county seat of Taliaferro County.  

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  •   6.8% - Taliaferro County
  • 29.9% - Georgia
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 26.3% - Taliaferro County
  • 13.9% - Georgia
  • 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 26.5% - Taliaferro County
  • 14.3% - Georgia
  • 11.8% - U.S.

The last time Taliaferro County voted for a GOP presidential candidate was in 1972.  Clinton won 60.8% of the vote in 2016.  George Wallace finished behind Humphrey with 35.8% of the vote in 1968.

Taliaferro County Library, Crawfordville

Related reading:
Taliaferro (pronounced ‘Toliver’) County is a poster child for the problems of rural Georgia. Poverty is rampant. The median income is $12,000 less than the state average. Every student under Fort’s care qualifies for free or reduced lunches. 
Distance is the biggest enemy. Jobs and health care are at least 20 miles away in every direction: Greensboro, Washington, Thomson and Sparta. A sick student means a parent must leave what is likely a time-clock job — in which lost minutes mean lost money — to drive to the school, drive back to the doctor, then to a pharmacy, and finally back home.

Other Georgia population loss posts:
Wilkes County/Washington.  (10/21/2019)

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