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Old 12-06-2012, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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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, according to the latest United States Census Bureau estimates. The people who live in these isolated places enjoy a lifestyle and individual freedoms that many thought had long since vanished in the United States.

America Loneliest Least Populated Secluded Counties
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I've been in all of them at least twice (except Kalawao). They would be great places to live, but you'd need a car. No bus stops and no grocery stores.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:29 AM
 
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Expected to see some Nevada counties on that list....

When you're in Reno you'll see a sign on hwy 80 for Elko which is 4 hours away and has just over 18,000 people. That should tell you right there how unpopulated much of Nevada is.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: IN
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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, according to the latest United States Census Bureau estimates. The people who live in these isolated places enjoy a lifestyle and individual freedoms that many thought had long since vanished in the United States.

America Loneliest Least Populated Secluded Counties
Nice places to visit, but I wouldn't live in any of them. Far too remote even for most people that like living in rural areas...
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:31 PM
 
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I saw a CNN story about King County, TX and how it gave Obama the lowest share of any county in the US. Some of the residents were interviewed at a high school basketball game. But the thing is, the county's population is only 286. How is that enough people for a high school, let alone any public school? Do the counties in that region consolidate and form a school system that way?
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Why on earth would anyone want to seclude themselves by living in a community such as the ones named in the OP?
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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I saw a CNN story about King County, TX . But the thing is, the county's population is only 286. How is that enough people for a high school, let alone any public school? Do the counties in that region consolidate and form a school system that way?
Students in the Big Bend area of West Texas used to be bussed 179 miles (round trip) daily to school -- not counting additional miles on dirt roads to their ranches
End Near for 179-Mile Bus Trip to High School - NYTimes.com

Students in the "Northwest Angle" enclave of Minnesota have a 130 mile daily round trip thru Canada to school in Warroad, MN
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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I was expecting to see Alaska on the list.

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Why on earth would anyone want to seclude themselves by living in a community such as the ones named in the OP?
Usually because the area allows for a desirable lifestyle for some. There are still people that don't live according to the ways that corporate American homogenization would like. I used to live on the border of Kenedy County Texas on that list. You can still live on some acreage and have your horses and cattle, shoot guns in your yard, grow food, hunt and fish, pretty much be left alone and do whatever. To me, I usually wonder why people like being stacked on top of one another like a pet store, removed from nature and where food originates. Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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Expected to see some Nevada counties on that list....

When you're in Reno you'll see a sign on hwy 80 for Elko which is 4 hours away and has just over 18,000 people. That should tell you right there how unpopulated much of Nevada is.
It was close, but Nevada's least populated county is Esmeralda with a population of 971. The most populated county on that list is Slope County, SD. Population 713


Clark County - Population 1.9m
Nevada population - 2.7m

So basically 2/3 of Nevada live in that one county. That's crazy, but not unexpected.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Deltana, AK
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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.
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