Tag: population decline

Population Decline; The Hardest Hit Counties In Each State Since 1990

Since 1990 These Counties Are The Hardest Hit By Population Decline In Their State The 1990s are a significant time for Lost Americana, which goes beyond the fact that during that decade what was once known as “my abandoned barn project” got it’s start and later became the Lost Americana documentary. No, the 1990s are significant, because it was the first decade… Read more →

Weekends Spent With The US Census

How Do You Spend Your Weekends? The internet is great for a wealth of information on just about any topic and with government sites online dumping tons of data for the world to look over I’ve benefited from easy access to information on the topic of population decline. The US Census website has been amazing for this, but let me… Read more →

Illinois, Alexander County – Largest Population Decrease in the Nation

Alexander County, Illinois Hardest Hit By Population Decline In America 2010-2016 Since 2010 no county rural, or otherwise has witnessed as large of a population decrease as Alexander County, Illinois. An estimated 21% drop, this county which sits as far south as you can go in Illinois at the confluence of the Mississippi & Ohio Rivers, has been devastated since… Read more →

Rural America and the Drug Epidemic

You Can’t Talk About Rural Population Decline Without Mentioning Drugs What scares me the most in rural America is the drug epidemic. You never know when you’re going to walk into somebody’s meth lab. I’ve been fighting with the topic of the rural drug epidemic since I decided that I would be making a documentary film on top of the Lost… Read more →