Tag Archives: rural

Two-thirds of U.S. nonmetro counties lost population over 2010-14

Two-thirds of U.S. nonmetro counties lost population over 2010-14 Source: USDA Economic Research Service During 2010-14, the number of nonmetro counties that lost population reached a historic high of 1,310. County population loss stems from two possible sources: more people leaving a county than moving into it (net outmigration) and/or more people dying than are […]

Understanding the Geography of Growth in Rural Child Poverty

Understanding the Geography of Growth in Rural Child Poverty Source: USDA Economic Research Service Highlights: + More than one in four rural children are living in families that are poor, according to the official poverty measure, up from 1 in 5 in 1999, but this change was uneven across the rural landscape. + Counties with […]

Foundation Grants to Rural Areas from 2005 to 2010: Trends and Patterns

Foundation Grants to Rural Areas from 2005 to 2010: Trends and Patterns Source: USDA Economic Research Service ERS estimates that the value of U.S. foundation grants to benefit rural areas was 6-7 percent of total domestic grants in 2010.