“Rural areas cover 97 percent of the nation's land area but contain 19.3 percent of the population (about 60 million people),” Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson said.
Hereof, are rural areas poor?
It is estimated that 76 percent of the developing world's poor live in rural areas, well above the overall population share living in rural areas, which is only 58 percent. Disparities between rural and urban areas is on the rise, particularly in many developing and transitional countries.
Which states are rural?
Most live in the East, not the West or Midwest. Sixty percent of the rural population lives east of the Mississippi, and almost half lives in the South. The most rural states aren't lonely and lightly populated Alaska or Wyoming but two New England states: Vermont and Maine.
What is an example of a rural area?
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.