GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Rural State Population Statistics

Rural state population statistics show demographic data on population size, distribution, and characteristics for states with predominantly rural areas.

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"As of 2019, approximately 46 million people in the US live in rural areas."

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"Approximately 19.3 percent of the U.S. population lived in rural areas as of 2010."

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"As of 2020, Vermont is the most rural state with 83.56% of its population living in a rural environment."

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"As of 2020, Nevada has the smallest proportion of population living in rural areas, with only 5.27%."

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"Approximately 42% of families living in rural areas are in poverty in Alabama, the highest percentage among all U.S. states."

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"Over half (51%) of all Native Americans live in rural areas."

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"In 2019, rural counties in the U.S. saw a combined population decrease of 0.2%."

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"Mississippi has the highest percentage of rural population among states, with 61.9% of its population living in rural areas."

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"West Virginia ranks second in the United States for the largest rural population with 59.5% living in rural areas."

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"15.8% of rural populations are aged 65 or older, compared with 12.6% of urban populations."

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"In the United States, 26% of children living in rural areas are part of low-income families."

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"The unemployment rate in rural areas was 5.7% in 2017, compared to 4.9% in urban areas."

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"12.5% of rural populations do not have access to broadband."

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"In 2019, rural areas had 2.62 primary care physicians per 1,000 population, compared to 5.03 in urban areas."

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"Between 2000 and 2016, rural white mortality rates from suicide, alcohol, and drug overdoses increased by 45%."

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"Between 2010 and 2019, the total population in rural America declined by approximately 287,000."

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"In 2019, the poverty rate among rural families was 16.1%, compared to 12.6% in urban areas."

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"The Hispanic population in rural America increased by about 11% between 2011 and 2016."

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