Rural America Empties Out

New census data show metro areas booming while Rural America empties out. The share of people living in rural areas over the past decade fell to 16%, from 20% and from 72% (yes, 72%) in 1910. Conversely, 51% of people live in suburbs up from 50% in 2000. Despite declines in population of big cities in the Northeast and Midwest, 33% of Americans now live in cities, up from 30% in ’00.

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