Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Red but not totally into that Trump's America thing: Yamhill County, Oregon

Chronicling a Community, and a Country, in Economic Crisis,  (The New York Times, 1/10/2020)

Sarah Smarsh reviews Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Yamhill, which thrived with blue-collar industry just a few generations ago, serves as a microcosm for a nation in which life expectancy has alarmingly declined. One in four of Kristof’s former peers died in adulthood from substance-abuse disorders, suicide, accidents or treatable health conditions such as obesity and diabetes. “Tightrope” suggests why: a corrupt and uniquely cruel economy in which millions of underpaid or underemployed Americans cannot afford education, health care or housing. Familiar statistics on these dismal trends take on fresh urgency when juxtaposed with photos of Kristof’s schoolmates who are now homeless or dead.

Source:  Wikipedia (Yamhill County, McMinnville)

McMinnville is the county seat of Yamhill County.

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 26.5% - Yamhill County
  • 32.9% - Oregon
  • 30.9% - U.S.
% of population 65 and older:
  • 17.1% - Yamhill County
  • 17.6% - Oregon
  • 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 12.2% - Yamhill County
  • 12.6% - Oregon
  • 15.6% - U.S.

Source:  Wikipedia
3rd party votes: 27.3% in 1992, 13.4% in 1996, 12.7% in 2016
(George Wallace received 6% of the vote in 1968)

McMinnville Public Library

Other "Red but not totally into this Trump's America thing" posts:
Colorado.  Jefferson County.  (3/9/2019)
Florida.  Duval County.  (3/14/2019)
Georgia.  Cherokee County.  (3/10/2019)
Georgia.  Fayette County.  (3/10/2019)
Georgia.  Forsyth County.  (3/10/2019)
Kansas.  Johnson County.  (3/9/2019)
Minnesota.  Carver County.  (3/9/2019)
Missouri.  Platte County.  (12/11/2019)
North Carolina.  Union County.  (9/9/2019)
Ohio.  Delaware County  (3/8/2019)
Texas.  Collin County.  (9/21/2019)
Texas.  Denton County.  (9/22/2019)
Texas.  Williamson County.  (9/25/2019)
Washington. Yakima County.  (11/23/2019)
Wisconsin.  Ozaukee County.  (3/8/2019)

Related series:
Blue zone sees Trump as con man
Greetings from Trump's America
Not Trump's America

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