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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.


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Posts about Iowa

The Return of the Drive-in Movie Theater

As social distancing becomes the norm, are drive-ins are making a return. Sadly it may may not last.
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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
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