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Population loss as in major -- 50% or more. The last in a series.
De Kalb is the county seat of Kemper County.
Population loss by degrees: 80-90%, 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
- 13.1% - Kemper County
- 21.3% - Mississippi
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 20.2% - Kemper County
- 15.9% - Mississippi
- 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
- 29.8% - Kemper County
- 19.7% - Mississippi
- 11.8% - U.S.
The last time Kemper County voted for a Republican presidential candidate was in 1988. Clinton received 60.9% of the vote in 2016. George Wallace received 75.5% of the vote in 1968,
Clean Coal, or a Dirty Shame? (The New York Times, 7/7/2019)
The Southern Company’s power plant in Kemper County, Mississippi, was supposed to prove that there could be “clean coal” by capturing and storing the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming. But the plant is two years behind schedule, $4 billion over its $2.4 billion budget and plagued by construction problems.
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)
Noxubee County/Macon. (10/10/2019)