Aging Farmlands

576,000 people

There are 161 counties in this group set on the Great Plains, only about 3,500 people per county on average. About 92% of the people in the Aging Farmlands live in a rural area, according to the US Census. These counties are also the oldest on average in the ACP, with more than 26% over the age of 62, and the least diverse racial and ethnically. The Farmlands are 96% white and about 3% Hispanic. As may be expected, these counties are strongly Republican. In the last four presidential elections they have not given less than 62% of their vote to GOP candidate. Republican Mitt Romney captured 68% of the vote from the Aging Farmlands in 2012.