12th November 2019

nationalgeographic
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What does a rural community have?

A rural area is an open swath of land that has few homes or other buildings, and not very many people. A rural areas population density is very low. Many people live in a city, or urban area. Their homes and businesses are located very close to one another.

Then, what defines a rural community?

In general, a rural area or countryside is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities. Whatever is not urban is considered rural." Typical rural areas have a low population density and small settlements.

What is considered to be rural?

A Metro area contains a core urban area of 50,000 or more population, and a Micro area contains an urban core of at least 10,000 (but less than 50,000) population. All counties that are not part of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) are considered rural.
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