Thursday, October 10, 2019

Population loss in Mississippi: Noxubee County/Macon

It all started here.

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

Source:  Wikipedia (Noxubee County, Macon)

Macon ("site under construction") is the county seat of Noxubee County.  

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

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 12.9% - Noxubee County
  • 21.3% - Mississippi
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 16.4% - Noxubee County
  • 15.9% - Mississippi
  • 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 34.5% - Noxubee County
  • 19.7% - Mississippi
  • 11.8% - U.S.

Clinton received 78% of the vote in 2016.  (The Wikipedia entry for 'Noxubee County' is incomplete.)

Noxubee County Public Library, Macon
(housed in the former county jail)

Related reading:
U.S. Says Blacks in Mississippi Suppress White Vote.  (The New York Times, 10/11/2006)
The action represents a sharp shift, and it has raised eyebrows outside the state. The government is charging blacks with voting fraud in a state whose violent rejection of blacks’ right to vote, over generations, helped give birth to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Yet within Mississippi the case has provoked knowing nods rather than cries of outrage, even among liberal Democrats. 
The Justice Department’s main focus is Ike Brown, a local power broker whose imaginative electoral tactics have for 20 years caused whisperings from here to the state capital in Jackson, 100 miles to the southwest. Mr. Brown, tall, thin, a twice-convicted felon, the chairman of the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee and its undisputed political boss, is accused by the federal government of orchestrating — with the help of others — “relentless voting-related racial discrimination” against whites, whom blacks outnumber by more than 3 to 1 in the county.

Other Mississippi population loss posts:
Tunica County/Tunica.  (10/2/2019)
Coahoma County/Clarksdale.  (10/2/2019)
Bolivar County/Cleveland.  (10/3/2019)
Issaquena County/Mayersville.  (10/3/2019)
Claiborne County/Port Gibson.  (10/3/2019)
Jefferson County/Fayette.  (10/4/2019)
Wilkinson County/Woodville.  (10/4/2019)
Franklin County/Meadville.  (10/5/2019)
Sharkey County/Rolling Fork.  (10/5/2019)
Humphreys County/Belzoni.  (10/6/2019)S
Sunflower County/Indianola.  (10/6/2017)
Tallahatchie County/Charleston.  (10/7/2019)
Quitman County/Marks.  (10/7/2019)
Carroll County/Vaiden.  (10/8/2019)
Holmes County/Lexington.  (10/8/2019)
Choctaw County/Ackerman.  (10/9/2019)

Population loss series:

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