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Old 12-14-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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The area of Alaska I live in isn't even organized into counties (or boroughs as we call them here). And the state only gets more remote from here, as you leave the road system.
The least populous "borough" of Alaska is Yakutat at 808 people. Still larger than the largest on this list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...reas_in_Alaska
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: south central
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The area of Alaska I live in isn't even organized into counties (or boroughs as we call them here). And the state only gets more remote from here, as you leave the road system.
That's because Alaska's boroughs are so large (precisely because they populations is sparse in most of the state). If Alaska had even Texas sized counties, you'd have dozens with a population of 0.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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That's because Alaska's boroughs are so large (precisely because they populations is sparse in most of the state). If Alaska had even Texas sized counties, you'd have dozens with a population of 0.
Which would make it difficult to discuss the people that live in such zero population counties or burroughs...
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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You would have to take into account the size of the county when determining "loneliness." A county with fewer people per square miles would have to be considered lonelier than one with fewer inhabitants, but more per square mile. That listing doesn't seem to factor that in, though.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Deltana, AK
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Haha, yeah thought that was a given.. Population density, distance from basic services, and distance from major population centers. Going by total population alone is a joke...
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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The least populated county east of the Mississippi..... Losing population, and projected to fall below 1700 in 2012.

Taliaferro County, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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Haha, yeah thought that was a given.. Population density, distance from basic services, and distance from major population centers. Going by total population alone is a joke...
Good point.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: IN
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The least populated county east of the Mississippi..... Losing population, and projected to fall below 1700 in 2012.

Taliaferro County, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I believe the winner is Issaquena County, Mississippi in the Southeast just along and east of the Mississippi River.

Population density is 3.4 people per square mile.

Issaquena County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

For the entire Eastern US the winner is Hamilton County, New York in the Adirondack Mountains.

Population density is 2.8 people per square mile.

Hamilton County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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I lived in Thomas County (10th on the list) for 13 years growing up. I loved it.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:04 AM
 
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Thumbs up Loneliest Counties Updated

I'm in the process of updating the article to include more counties using 2013 estimates from the Census Bureau. There are quite a few changes including Loving County moving down to second place in the list of least populated counties in America and being replaced by a county you can only reach by boat or mule train.

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