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Wisconsin, the Badger State

With 154,000 on-farm jobs according the the state’s agricultural department, the state is still seeing a decline in rural populations. Two-thirds of rural counties in Wisconsin shrank since 2010. A study from the University of Wisconsin’s Applied Population Lab estimated that the coming decade will only increase the losses for the state’s smallest counties. 
Wisconsin is fairing better than some other states, as the worst hit counties only lost between 4 & 5%, and counties with a decline averaged 2.2%. Compared with rural counties in some states that saw loss percentages of 10% to 15% or more, these areas may have a little more time to remedy a situation affecting most of rural America.

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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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