Net domestic migration rate, nonmetropolitan counties, 2020–22

U.S. map showing percent population change from net domestic migration in nonmetropolitan counties between 2020 and 2022.

After a decade of population loss, rural U.S. population is growing again, spurred by the increase in remote work that followed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rural net migration rates rose to 0.47 percent in 2020–21.

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