Population change across the Plains; larger graphics on view at The Daily Yonder
For further news from the changing face of rural America, please head over to The Daily Yonder, where yesterday they shared news of some dramatic population shifts across the Plains.
The Yonder quotes from this New York Times piece from A.G. Sulzberger as well:
For generations, the story of the small rural town of the Great Plains, including the dusty tabletop landscape of western Kansas, has been one of exodus — of businesses closing, classrooms shrinking and, year after year, communities withering as fewer people arrive than leave and as fewer are born than are buried. That flight continues, but another demographic trend has breathed new life into the region.
This report works in concert with a number of other in-depth features on The Daily Yonder that challenge what we mean - now and in the future - by such slippery terms as "majority" and "minority."