Iowa, The Hawkeye State
Because it’s the first in the nation for primary voting in elections, presidential candidates often try to visit each county in Iowa. More people probably know the total number of counties in Iowa than they know their own state’s total because of this.
What many don’t know is, out of those 99 counties 71 are on track to have less people for the 2020 census than there were as of 2010. Counties like Emmet, Audubon, & Adams are on pace to lose 10% each. With another 10 counties growth rate just above zero, this leaves only 18 of 99 counties that are actually growing in the state.
Lost Americana is about telling the stories of the people who live in rural America.
•Have you lived in the same rural area since the 1970/80s?
•Were you the last class to graduate from a rural school before it closed its doors forever?
•Do you know of a small town (under 2,000 people) that is a shell of it’s former self?
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