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Modest Growth in Nonmetro Population in Last Decade Masks Larger Geographic Shifts

This article first appeared in the July 2020 edition of Amber Waves, published by the Economic Research Service of USDA. Natural change—fewer births, more deaths, and an aging population—is creating a major demographic challenge for many regions across rural and small-town America, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) research. But nonmetropolitan (nonmetro) areas that […]