Rural America’s Population Loss Stems from Outmigration, Not Deaths

After gaining about 1 million residents from 2000 to 2010, the nation’s nonmetropolitan population fell by 260,000 residents in the most recent decade. The decrease from 2010 to 2020 was slight — about half a percentage point. And it was fueled by increased domestic migration — movement of people from nonmetropolitan counties to metropolitan ones … Continue reading Rural America’s Population Loss Stems from Outmigration, Not Deaths