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Rural Outmigration

Yes, I like maps. Here’s a map of rural outmigration by county in the United States. A couple of reasons for outmigration are excellent schools (many economic opportunities for well-educated students are in metropolitan areas) and not-as-desirable landscapes. Scenic rural areas tend to attract new people. Also, medical rural counties with reliable broadband access tend to retain population. Anyway, the article from the USDA can be found here at Amber Waves and here’s the map:

Rural Outmigration

 

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