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Rurality Matters

Written by Kelly Ann Holder, Alison Fields, and Daphne Lofquist  Today, about 60 million residents of the United States live in areas designated as rural by the U.S. Census Bureau. So, what exactly does rural look like? “Rural” can span from the … Continue reading

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Homes on the Range: Homeownership Rates Are Higher in Rural America

Written by: Christopher Mazur For decades, homeownership rates have been an important indicator of the health of housing markets all across the United States. Communities use these data to recognize the changing landscape of their housing markets by analyzing patterns … Continue reading

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Beyond the Farm: Rural Industry Workers in America

Written by: Lynda Laughlin, Industry and Occupation Statistics Branch Rural America faces unique challenges and opportunities compared with urban America. However, the contributions of rural communities go far beyond the farm. The rural economy has diversified substantially since the mid-20th … Continue reading

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A Comparison of Rural and Urban America: Household Income and Poverty

By: Alemayehu Bishaw and Kirby G. Posey, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau The U.S. Census Bureau today released data that show that nationally, rural Americans have lower median household incomes than urban households, but people living … Continue reading

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The Foreign-Born by Urban-Rural Status of Counties: 2011-2015

Written by: Thomas Gryn, Population Division, Foreign-Born Population Branch According to the latest Census Bureau data from the American Community Survey, the foreign-born population, or anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth (including those who become U.S. citizens … Continue reading

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