18/11/2016 9:13 PM IST

This County Gives A Glimpse At The America That Voted Trump Into Office

A little over 74 percent of voters in McDowell County, West Virginia, cast their votes for Donald Trump in November’s presidential election.

Dimitrios Manis, a photojournalist based in Washington, DC, recently traveled to McDowell County to talk to residents to find out what made the area such a stronghold for Trump. The county, largely dependent on the mining industry, had a population of over 50,000 residents in the 1970s, but has a population below 20,000 now, according to U.S. Census data.

Here’s what he saw: