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Unemployment Rates are Again at Pre-Pandemic Levels in Rural Counties, Still Higher in Persistently Poor Urban Counties
Chart comparing unemployment rates in rural and urban persistent poverty and non-persistent poverty counties from July 2019-October 2021. Uses data from the USDA Economic Research Service, 2015 County Typology Codes, and data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics program.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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COVID-19 Hospital Encounters by Urban-Rural Location of the Hospital by Week From Selected Hospitals
Line chart showing hospitals' percentage of confirmed COVID-19 encounters among all emergency department or inpatient encounters. Includes data from March 2020 through March 2021 for large central and fringe metro areas, and medium and small metro areas, and rural areas.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Rural and Urban COVID-19 Hot Spots
Line chart showing COVID-19 cases per capita over time for selected rural and urban hot spots. Rural hot spots include Western Kansas and Oklahoma, Southern Minnesota, Central Iowa, and Central Mississippi.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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U.S. Population Subgroups See Changes in Food Insecurity from 2019 to 2020 While Overall Rate Remains the Same
Chart comparing 2019 and 2020 data on the prevalence of food insecurity broken down by household composition, race/ethnicity, household income-to-poverty ratio, metro and nonmetro residence, and geographic region based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, and the Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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QuickStats: Percentage of Births to Mothers Who Reported Smoking Cigarettes at Any Time During Pregnancy, by Urbanization Level of County of Residence — United States, 2020
Bar chart showing the percentage of women who reported smoking cigarettes at any time during pregnancy for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) areas.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(47), 1652
Date: 11/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Heart Disease Among Adults Aged 45–64 Years, by Urbanization Level and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019
Bar chart showing death rates from heart disease for adults age 45-64 in urban areas, rural areas, and total for both sexes, for women, and for men.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(46), 1621
Date: 11/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Nearly Half of U.S. States Lost Population in Rural Areas in 2010-20, According to U.S. Census Data
U.S. map showing percent change in state population and nonmetro population from 2020-2020 based on Census data.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates For Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, by Single Race and Hispanic Origin — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetropolitan infant mortality rates for infants of non-Hispanic White mothers, non-Hispanic Black mothers, American Indian/Alaska Native non-Hispanic mothers, Asian non-Hispanic mothers, and Hispanic mothers.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(44), 1561
Date: 11/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Cancer, by Urban-Rural Status and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2019
Line chart showing urban and rural cancer death rates for men and women from 1999 through 2019.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(37), 1312
Date: 09/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Prevalence of Food Insecurity, 2020
Bar chart showing food insecurity by type of household. Includes data by place of residence for metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Based on December 2020 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement data.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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