Thanks for the link, libertarian27, in your post above. [ http://www.transitionnetwork.org/ ]
Following is some county information and also some links to US newspapers.
County Information Links:
1. Has several interesting links about demographics available for individual counties
2. US Census Bureau information
3. National Association of Counties
4. US Newspaper List - It is possible to find your state and then to find a link to the newspapers in your state from this page as well as other goodies like TV and radio stations:
Thanks for the ping!