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USDA Economic Research Service (USDA ERS)

Description
Anticipates trends and emerging issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America. Conducts economic research on these topics to inform and enhance public and private decision making.
Phone
202.694.5000
Tagged as
Community Vitality and Rural Healthcare · Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health · What is Rural?

Resources (204)

  • About Half of Rural Counties Now Experiencing More Deaths than Births, 01/2018, view details
  • Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Updated Estimates of Distance to Supermarkets Using 2010 Data, 11/2012, view details
  • Alleviating Poverty in the United States: The Critical Role of SNAP Benefits (Full Report), 04/2012, view details
  • Amber Waves, view details
  • America’s Eating Habits: Food Away From Home, 09/2018, view details
  • The Association Between Nutrition Information Use and the Healthfulness of Food Acquisitions, 04/2018, view details
  • Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America, view details
  • Baby Boom Migration and Its Impact on Rural America, 08/2009, view details
  • Baby Boom Migration Tilts Toward Rural America, 09/2009, view details
  • Broadband Internet Service Helping Create a Rural Digital Economy, 09/2009, view details
  • Broadband Internet's Value for Rural America, 08/2009, view details
  • Characteristics and Influential Factors of Food Deserts, 08/2012, view details
  • Characteristics of School Districts Offering Free School Meals to All Students Through the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch Program, 08/2018, view details
  • Characteristics of the Food Insecure in the U.S., 09/2018, view details
  • Characteristics of U.S. Households with Food-insecure Children, 09/2018, view details
  • Child Health and Well-Being Differ for Metro and Nonmetro Low-Income Households, 11/2008, view details
  • Child Poverty by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016, 10/2017, view details
  • Child Poverty Heavily Concentrated in Rural Mississippi, Even More So Than Before the Great Recession, 07/2018, view details
  • Child Poverty Rates are Persistently Highest in Rural Counties and in the South, 06/2018, view details
  • Child Poverty Rates by Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 1989-2016, 10/2017, view details
  • Children by Age, Poverty Status, and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016, 10/2017, view details
  • Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit, view details
  • Comparison of Rural and Urban Poverty Rates Using Official (OPM) and Supplemental (SPM) Poverty Measures, 2013, 03/2017, view details
  • The Concentration of Poverty Is a Growing Rural Problem, 12/2012, view details
  • Counties Where 20 Percent or More of Adults 25-64 Do Not Have a High School Diploma/Equivalent, 2008-12, 01/2016, view details
  • Daily Access to Local Foods for School Meals: Key Drivers, 03/2017, view details
  • Deep Poverty Rates by Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 1989-2016, 10/2017, view details
  • Defining the “Rural” in Rural America, 06/2008, view details
  • Despite Slow Growth From 2005 to 2015, Independent Grocery Stores Remain Important for Rural Communities, 02/2018, view details
  • The Differences in Characteristics Among Households With and Without Obese Children: Findings From USDA’s FoodAPS, 09/2017, view details
  • Different Measures of Food Access Inform Different Solutions, 03/2013, view details
  • Disability and Poverty Rates among Rural Veterans Have Increased from 2008 to 2014, 11/2015, view details
  • Education's Role in the Metro-Nonmetro Earnings Divide, 02/2008, view details
  • Educational Attainment in Rural and Urban Areas, 2000 and 2016, 08/2018, view details
  • Educational Attainment Rates Remain Lower for Rural Minorities, 01/2017, view details
  • Elder Veterans Tend to Reside in Rural Counties and Near Military Bases, 07/2018, view details
  • Employment in Rural Inpatient Healthcare Facilities Was Relatively More Concentrated in the Upper Midwest and Northern Great Plains, 03/2018, view details
  • Employment Spillover Effects of Rural Inpatient Healthcare Facilities, 12/2017, view details
  • ERS County-level Data Sets, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Alabama, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Alaska, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Arizona, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Arkansas, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: California, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Colorado, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Connecticut, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Delaware, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Florida, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Georgia, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Hawaii, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Idaho, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Illinois, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Indiana, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Iowa, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Kansas, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Kentucky, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Louisiana, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Maine, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Maryland, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Massachusetts, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Michigan, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Minnesota, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Mississippi, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Missouri, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Montana, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Nebraska, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Nevada, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: New Hampshire, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: New Jersey, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: New Mexico, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: New York, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: North Carolina, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: North Dakota, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Ohio, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Oklahoma, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Oregon, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Pennsylvania, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Rhode Island, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: South Carolina, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: South Dakota, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Tennessee, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Texas, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Utah, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Vermont, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Virginia, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Washington, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: West Virginia, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Wisconsin, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheet: Wyoming, view details
  • ERS State Fact Sheets, view details
  • Federal Funding in Rural America Goes Far Beyond Agriculture, 03/2009, view details
  • Federal Tax Policies and Low-Income Rural Households, 05/2011, view details
  • Food Access Research Atlas, view details
  • Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Reports Database, view details
  • Food Choices and Store Proximity, 09/2015, view details
  • Food Environment Atlas, view details
  • Food Insecurity Among Households With Working-Age Adults With Disabilities, 01/2013, view details
  • Food Insecurity in Households with Children: Prevalence, Severity, and Household Characteristics, 05/2013, view details
  • Food Security Among Hispanic Adults in the United States, 2011-2014, 05/2016, view details
  • Food Security in the U.S., view details
  • The Food-Spending Patterns of Households Participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Findings From USDA’s FoodAPS, 08/2017, view details
  • Foundation Giving to Rural Areas in the United States Is Disproportionately Low, 08/2015, view details
  • Foundation Grants to Rural Areas from 2005 to 2010: Trends and Patterns, 06/2015, view details
  • Frontier and Remote Area Codes: Data Set, view details
  • Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by School Lunch Participants: Implications for the Success of New Nutrition Standards, 08/2013, view details
  • Health Insurance as a New Indicator of Farm Households’ Well-Being, 04/2008, view details
  • Health Status and Health Care Access of Farm and Rural Populations, 08/2009, view details
  • High Child Poverty Rates are Prevalent in the Rural South, 06/2018, view details
  • Hispanics Contribute to Increasing Diversity in Rural America, 12/2011, view details
  • Household Food Security in the United States in 2010, 09/2011, view details
  • Household Food Security in the United States in 2011, 09/2012, view details
  • Household Food Security in the United States in 2012, 09/2013, view details
  • Household Food Security in the United States in 2014, 09/2015, view details
  • Household Food Security in the United States in 2015, 09/2016, view details
  • Household Food Security in the United States in 2016, 09/2017, view details
  • Household Food Security in the United States in 2017, 09/2018, view details
  • Household Food Security in the United States, 2008, 11/2009, view details
  • Household Food Security in the United States, 2009, 11/2010, view details
  • Impacts of Regional Approaches to Rural Development: Initial Evidence on the Delta Regional Authority, 06/2011, view details
  • In 2015, Annual Earnings in Rural Areas Were 15 Percent Lower than Earnings in Urban Areas, 06/2017, view details
  • Independent Grocery Stores in the Changing Landscape of the U.S. Food Retail Industry, 11/2017, view details
  • The Influence of Food Store Access on Grocery Shopping and Food Spending, 10/2017, view details
  • Inpatient Healthcare Facilities Had Modest Employment Gains in Rural Areas, Despite the Effects of the Great Recession, 12/2017, view details
  • Low Education Rural Counties Have Worse Economic Outcomes on Average than Other Rural Counties, 08/2017, view details
  • Low-Income and Low-Supermarket-Access Census Tracts, 2010-2015, 01/2017, view details
  • Low-Income Areas With Low Supermarket Access Increased in Urban Areas, But Not in Rural Areas, Between 2010 and 2015, 04/2017, view details
  • Mapping Frontier and Remote Areas in the U.S., 12/2012, view details
  • Measuring Access to Healthful, Affordable Food in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Areas, 12/2014, view details
  • Measuring the Food Access Gap in Native American Tribal Areas, 12/2015, view details
  • Mortality Rates Have Increased for Working-age Rural Adults Since 2000, 12/2017, view details
  • Natural Decrease Counties, Before and After 2010, 04/2018, view details
  • New County Patterns of U.S. Hispanic Population Change Emerge, 2015, view details
  • Nonmetro County Poverty Rates, 2011-2015 Average, 03/2017, view details
  • Nonmetro Education Levels Are Improving, But Still Lag Metro, 09/2018, view details
  • Nonmetro Hispanics Tend to Be Younger than Non-Hispanics, 09/2015, view details
  • Nonmetro Population Change and Components of Change, 1976-2017, 04/2018, view details
  • Nonmetro Population Change Varies Across the United States, 04/2018, view details
  • Nonmetro Population Change, 2010-17, 04/2018, view details
  • Nonmetro Poverty Rates Remain Higher than Metro, 04/2018, view details
  • Nonmetro Related Child Poverty Rates by County, 2011-2015 Average, 03/2017, view details
  • Nonmetro Unemployment Rates Have Declined, but Remain Highest for Adults with the Lowest Levels of Education, 10/2015, view details
  • The Number and Share of Veterans Living in Rural America Is Declining, 05/2016, view details
  • Percent of Population that Identifies as American Indian or Alaska Native, 2015, 11/2016, view details
  • Persistent Rural Child Poverty is Also Concentrated in the South, 06/2018, view details
  • Population Change by County Type, 2001-08 and 2010-17, 04/2018, view details
  • Population Change by County's Place on the Rural-Urban Continuum, 2001-08 and 2010-17, 04/2018, view details
  • Population Change by Metro/Nonmetro Status, 1976-2017, 04/2018, view details
  • Population Change, 2001-08, 04/2018, view details
  • Population Change, 2010-17, 04/2018, view details
  • Poverty and Deep Poverty Increasing in Rural America, 03/2014, view details
  • Poverty and Employment Indicators for Nonmetro Counties by Educational Attainment, 2009-14, 01/2016, view details
  • Poverty Rates by Age Group and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016, 10/2017, view details
  • Poverty Rates by Family Type and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2015, 03/2017, view details
  • Poverty Rates by Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 1959-2015, 03/2017, view details
  • Poverty Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016, 04/2018, view details
  • Poverty Rates by Region and Metro/Nonmetro Status, 2012-2016, 04/2018, view details
  • Prevalence of Food Insecurity Varied by Household Characteristics in 2017, 10/2018, view details
  • Prevalence of Food Insecurity, 2017, 09/2018, view details
  • Prevalence of Very Low Food Security, 2017, 09/2018, view details
  • Price Variability Across Food Product and Vendor Type in Food Benefit Redemptions Under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), 07/2018, view details
  • Real Median Household Income by Residence, 2007-16 (in 2016 Dollars), 10/2017, view details
  • Related Child Poverty by Family Type and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016, 10/2017, view details
  • Rural America at a Glance, 2017 Edition, 11/2017, view details
  • Rural America Ends First-Ever Period of Population Loss, 04/2018, view details
  • Rural Areas Lag Urban Areas in College Completion, 12/2014, view details
  • Rural Areas Show Overall Population Decline and Shifting Regional Patterns of Population Change, 09/2017, view details
  • Rural Child Poverty Chart Gallery, 2015, view details
  • Rural Child Poverty Was Most Concentrated in the Mississippi Delta, 04/2018, view details
  • Rural Classifications, view details
  • Rural Education At A Glance, 2017 Edition, 04/2017, view details
  • Rural Employment in Recession and Recovery, 10/2014, view details
  • Rural Healthcare Facilities Had Modest Job Growth, but No Measurable Employment Impact on Other Sectors, 02/2018, view details
  • Rural Households Account for Nearly One-fifth of U.S. Food-insecure Households, 12/2017, view details
  • Rural Median Household Income Remains About 25 Percent Below the Urban Median, 07/2017, view details
  • Rural Population and Migration, view details
  • Rural Population Change Varies Across the United States, 06/2017, view details
  • Rural Populations Have Higher Rates of Chronic Disease, 06/2010, view details
  • Rural Poverty & Well-being, view details
  • Rural Poverty Is Regionally Concentrated, and Expanded since the Great Recession to 71 New High-poverty Counties, 01/2018, view details
  • Rural Poverty Remains Regionally Concentrated, 06/2018, view details
  • Rural School Districts Less Likely to Serve Local Food Frequently in School Meals, 04/2017, view details
  • Rural Unemployment Rates Declined for All Education Levels from 2010 to 2015, 2017, view details
  • Rural Veteran Population Continues to Decline Despite Rise in Post-9/11 Veterans, 11/2017, view details
  • Rural Wealth Creation: Concepts, Strategies, and Measures, 03/2012, view details
  • Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Codes, view details
  • Rural-Urban Continuum Codes, view details
  • Rural-Urban Earnings Gap by Educational Attainment, 2016, 08/2018, view details
  • Schools Vary - And That Means Meal Costs Vary Too, 12/2015, view details
  • Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials, 10/2017, view details
  • The Share of Households With Wired Broadband Remains Below 60 Percent in Nearly 800 Rural Counties, Mostly in Poor and Remote Regions, 11/2017, view details
  • The Share of SNAP Households That Live Far from a Supermarket or Large Grocery Store Varies by County, 11/2017, view details
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Access at the State and County Levels: Evidence from Texas and the American Community Survey, 09/2013, view details
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Data System, 2011, view details
  • Understanding the Geography of Growth in Rural Child Poverty, 07/2015, view details
  • Understanding the Prevalence, Severity, and Distribution of Food Insecurity in the United States, 09/2017, view details
  • Understanding the Rise in Rural Child Poverty, 2003-14, 05/2016, view details
  • Understanding Trends in Rural Child Poverty, 2003-14, 05/2016, view details
  • Updated ERS County Economic Types Show a Changing Rural Landscape, 12/2015, view details
  • Urban Areas Offer Higher Earnings for Workers with Higher Levels of Education, 09/2018, view details
  • Urban Areas Offer Higher Earnings for Workers With More Education, 07/2017, view details
  • Urban Influence Codes, view details
  • Using the ERS County Economic Types To Explore Demographic and Economic Trends in Rural Areas, 12/2016, view details
  • Veterans Are Positioned To Contribute Economically to Rural Communities, 09/2017, view details
  • Who Experiences Very Low Food Security?, 03/2017, view details