Most Great Plains counties lose population - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/6/09

Most Great Plains counties lose population

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A new study sheds light on the American Great Plains including the South Plains all around Lubbock.

A map from the Census Bureau shows Lubbock in blue which means Lubbock has been gaining population.   That same map shows many of the counties around Lubbock are brown.   That means population loss.

And as we look north all the way up to Montana and the Dakotas the map shows a lot of brown counties.   Most individual counties in the American Great Plains are losing population.   That same Census map shows at least 19 counties in the NewsChannel 11 viewing area are losing population.

The census map shows Lubbock, Hale, Hockley, Yoakum, Gaines, Castro, and Parmer counties are gaining population between 1950 and 2007.  You can (CLICK HERE) to see the study, which includes links to three PDF maps.

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