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Rural area


In general, a rural area or countryside is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities. The Health Resources and Services Administration of the ...

Urban and Rural Classification - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau


Jul 27, 2015 ... The Census Bureau's urban-rural classification is fundamentally a delineation of geographical areas, identifying both individual urban areas ...

What is Rural? Introduction - Rural Health Information Hub


Resources, information and frequently asked questions on the various definitions used to identify rural areas in the United States.

Defining Rural Population - HRSA


The Census does not actually define “rural.” “Rural” encompasses all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area. Whatever is not urban ...

rural area - National Geographic Society


Jun 2, 2011 ... A rural area is an open swath of land that has few homes or other buildings, and not very many people. A rural area's population density is very ...

What is rural? definition and meaning - BusinessDictionary.com


Definition of rural: Sparsely populated area outside of the limits of a city or town or a designated commercial, industrial, or residential center. Rural areas are ...

Rural Areas and Small Towns | Smart Growth America


By planning, designing, and constructing Complete Streets, communities of all sizes – whether rural hamlets, small towns, or booming metropolises – are able to ...

Rural Areas of Opportunity - FloridaJobs.org


Rural Areas of Opportunity (RAO) are defined as rural communities, or a region composed of rural communities, that have been adversely affected by ...

Whiplash: Shift in federal coal policies stokes fear in rural areas ...


Oct 23, 2015 ... Rural utilities, ordered to use coal in the '70s, say new clean-energy mandates will hurt them the most.

Agriculture & Rural Development | Data


For the 70 percent of the world's poor who live in rural areas, agriculture is the main source of income and employment. But depletion and degradation of land ...

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Rural area - definition of rural area by The Free Dictionary


Noun, 1. rural area - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country". country · back country, backwoods ...

What is Rural? | Rural Information Center


The General Accounting Office, in its publication Rural Development: Profile of Rural Areas, pp. 26-31, discusses the three most common Federal definitions of ...

How is rural defined? - HRSA


The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) defines rural as located outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), or located in a rural census tract of a ...