Rural Development Research Report No. (RDRR-97-1) 6 pp

September 2003

Rural America at a Glance (2003)

Rural America At A Glance is a six-page brochure that highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas for use in developing policies and programs to assist rural areas. This brochure is the second in a series of reports that uses current social and economic data to highlight important population, labor market, income, and poverty trends in rural areas. The new metropolitan/nonmetropolitan classification is also discussed. The format of the report incorporates text bullets with charts and maps to make the report easy-to-read and visually interesting. This brochure provides information on key rural conditions and trends for use by public and private decisionmakers and others in efforts to enhance the economic opportunities and quality of life for rural people and their communities.

Keywords: rural population, rural employment, rural unemployment, rural poverty, nonmetropolitan, nonmetro, rural economy

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Last updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2003

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