Mapping Rural America’s Diversity and Demographic Change


This resource challenges the narrative of "shrinking rural America" by highlighting three key demographic trends from the 2020 Census. It emphasizes the growing diversity within rural communities, particularly the increasing populations of color, which vary significantly by region. The authors call for policies and programs that embrace and support the diverse present and future of rural America, rather than relying on outdated assumptions.

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Rural Communities

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Demographic Data

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Black and African Americans

Data & Metrics

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