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America's Loneliest Counties

100 Fastest Growing Counties

America's Best Rural Counties

100 Most Foreclosure Prone Counties

 

 

What's it like to work in America's Loneliest Counties?

 

Landman working in McMullen County Texas

Michael Persyn, Percheron. LLC

 

Michael remembers " The parking lot around the McMullen County Courthouse was unpaved when I first started going there around 2000 or soon after. McMullen County has a population density of less than 1 person per square mile."

 

Land Negotiator working in Garfield County Montana

Libby Ecord, of Noble Energy worked Garfield County, Montana in the 1980's.

 

She says, "Jordan, the small town where the courthouse is located had one motel with 8 rooms. Only one of the rooms had a color TV, the rest were black and white. There were 6 bars in town and the Garfield County abstract office was in a little girl's bedroom at a house about 4 blocks from the courthouse".

 

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America's Most Remote Counties Ranked by Population

Stories and Statistics from America's Least Populated Rural Counties

 

Updated September 2014

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Isolated, secluded, steeped in history and rich in tradition --  these counties are the least populated and most isolated places in America.

 

The people who live in these remote, isolated places enjoy a lifestyle and individual freedoms that many thought vanished in the United States long ago.

 

With 22 isolated rural counties, Texas has the highest number of sparsely populated counties followed by Nebraska with 20 and North Dakota with 17. Hawaii has only one county to make the list but Kalawao County became the least populated county in the country as of 2013.

 

Lake And Peninsula Borough in Alaska is the least densely populated county with 14.35 square miles per person followed by Yakutat Borough with 11.91 and Loving County Texas with 7.04 square miles per person.

 

Kalawao County isn't just the least populated county in the country. At $50,618 average per capita income, its residents also enjoy the highest income for under populated counties. It ranks above the second highest income in Mineral County Colorado where local residents earn $42,539 and Borden County Texas with average earnings of $40,241 per year.

 

America's Least Populated County Listed by Population

Kalawao Co HI  (90)  - Least populated and highest income per person.

Loving County TX (95)  - Mentone Texas

King County TX (285)  - Guthrie Texas

Kenedy County. TX  (412)  - Sarita, Texas

Arthur County NE (458)  - Arthur Nebraska

Blaine County NE (482)  - Brewster Nebraska

Petroleum Co. MT (506)  -  Winnett Montana

McPherson Co NE (526)  - Tryon Nebraska

Loup County NE (576)  - Taylor Nebraska

Grant County NE  (633)  - Hyannis Nebraska

Borden County TX (637)  - Gail Texas - Third highest income

Yakutat Borough AK (642)  - Yakutat Alaska

San Juan County CO (692)  - Silverton Colorado

Harding County NM (693)  - Mosquero New Mexico

Thomas County NE (699)  - Thedford Nebraska

Treasure County MT (700)  - Hysham Montana

Mineral County CO (721)  - Creede Colorado - Second highest income

Hooker County NE (738)  - Mullen Nebraska

Wheeler County NE (759)  - Bartlett Nebraska

Banner County NE (759)  - Harrisburg Nebraska

Slope County ND (761)  - Amidon North Dakota

Logan County NE ( Pop 763)  - Stapleton Nebraska

McMullen County TX (764)  - Tilden Texas

Keya Paha County NE (790)  - Springview Nebraska

Kent County TX (807)  - Jayton Texas

Hinsdale County CO (813)  - Lake City Colorado

Roberts County TX (831)  - Miami Texas

Esmeralda County NV (832)  - Goldfield Nevada

Golden Valley County MT (859)  - Ryegate Montana

Clark County ID (867)  - Dubois Idaho

Billings County ND (874)  - Medora North Dakota

Terrell County TX (903)  - Sanderson Texas

Bristol Bay Borough AK (960)  - Naknek Alaska

Hayes County NE (976)  - Hayes Center Nebraska

Skagway Borough AK (995)  - Skagway Alaska

Jones County SD (1001)  - Murdo South Dakota

Camas County ID (1042)  - Fairfield Idaho

Wibaux County MT (1121)  - Wibaux Montana

Daggett County UT (1127)  - Manila Utah

Alpine County CA (1159)  -Markleeville California

Carter County MT (1174)  - Ekalaka Montana

Prairie County MT (1179)  - Terry Montana

Motley County TX (1196)  - Matador Texas

Sterling County TX (1219)  - Sterling City Texas

Glasscock County TX (1251)  - Garden City Texas

Harding County SD (1262)  - Buffalo South Dakota

Foard County TX (1277)  - Crowell Texas

Greeley County KS (1290)  -

Garfield County MT (1290)  -

Sheridan County ND (1304)  -

Sioux County NE (1313)  -

Campbell County SD (1334)  -

Jackson County CO (1365)  -

Wheeler County OR (1381)  -

Hyde County SD (1391)  -

Issaquena County MS (1395)  -

Rock County NE (1411)  -

Kiowa County CO (1423)  -

Stonewall County TX (1432)  -

Sully County SD (1437)  -

Cottle County TX (1452)  -

Piute County UT (1510)  -

Briscoe County TX (1537)  -

Wallace County KS (1569)  -

Throckmorton County TX (1600)  -

Irion County TX (1612)  -

Lake And Peninsula Borough AK (1648)  - Least densely populated county.

Taliaferro County GA (1703)  -

McCone County MT (1709)  -

Lane County KS (1720)  -

Sherman County OR (1731)  -

Powder River County MT (1748)  -

Daniels County MT (1791)  -

Golden Valley County ND (1823)  -

Denali Borough AK (1867)  -

Oliver County ND (1874)  -

Edwards County TX (1884)  - Second highest in owner occupied homes.

Cheyenne County CO (1890)  -

Haakon County SD (1894)  -

Garden County NE (1902)  -

De Baca County NM (1907)  -

Deuel County NE (1937)  -

Meagher County MT (1937)  -

Logan County ND (1946)  -

Gilliam County OR (1947)  -

Armstrong County TX (1949)  -

Hodgeman County KS (1950)  -

Comanche County KS (1955)  -

Steele County ND (1960)  -

Gosper County NE (1972)  -

Dundy County NE (1981)  -

Judith Basin County MT (2016)  -

Buffalo County SD (2024)  -

Dolores County CO (2029)  -

Boyd County NE (2032)  -

Garfield County NE (2035)  -

Jerauld County SD (2066)  -

Eureka County NV (2076)  -

Mellette County SD (2081)  -

Worth County MO (2090)  -

Oldham County TX (2102)  -

Wheatland County MT (2134)  -

Hoonah-Angoon Census Area AK (2145)  -

Menard County TX (2148)  -

Keweenaw County MI (2191)  - Third highest in owner occupied homes.

Wichita County KS (2192)  -

Clark County KS (2193)  -

Stanton County KS (2194)  - 3rd highest percentage of foreign born residents.

Highland County VA (2215)  -

Robertson County KY (2235)  -

Jeff Davis County TX (2253)  -

Garfield County WA (2256)  -

Culberson County TX (2277)  -

Rich County UT (2288)  -

Dickens County TX (2291)  -

Griggs County ND (2291)  -

Burke County ND (2306)  -

Divide County ND (2314)  -

Towner County ND (2317)  -

Sanborn County SD (2317)  -

Miner County SD (2333)  -

Cimarron County OK (2335)  -

Adams County ND (2360)  -

Sedgwick County CO (2360)  -

Liberty County MT (2369)  -

Grant County ND (2377)  -

Faulk County SD (2386)  -

Potter County SD (2394)  -

Wrangell Borough AK (2400)  -

Eddy County ND (2404)  -

Kidder County ND (2428)  -

McPherson County SD (2457)  -

Niobrara County WY (2541)  -

Renville County ND (2608)  -

Hettinger County ND (2660)  -

 

Kawao County Hawaii
King County Texas
Kenedy County Courthouse
Gail Mountain in Borden County Texas
Grantier Ranch - Petroleum County Nebraska
Yakutat Alaska 1940
San Juan County Colorado
Hinsdale County Colorado
Borden County Courthouse - Gail Texas
Hooker County, Nebraska Postcard from 1910
Esmeralda County Courthouse Goldfield NV Postcard
RYEGATE MT Residence House Golden Valley County
Billings County North Dakota
Bull in sand hill grazing area. Thomas County,Nebraska
Dundy County Benkelman, Nebraska
Wibaux County Picture from eBay
Garfield County Montana Sheep ranch 1942 Charles McKenzie
McCone County Medical Students Circle, Montana 1890's
Wheatland County Harlowton, Montana and Lumber Mill

 

   


 

 

 
 
 
  
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