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Race and Ethnicity of Rural Labor Force Vary by Industry
Bar chart showing employment share by race/ethnicity in the 6 largest rural industries in 2019: agriculture, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, accommodation/food services, and government. Includes data for Black, American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic workers.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Job Growth Has Shifted Toward High-skill Workers Since 2001
Line chart showing nonmetro employment in the highest growth industries from 2001 through 2020. Includes job growth information for healthcare and social assistance.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural America Ends First-Ever Period of Population Loss
Line chart showing metropolitan and nonmetropolitan population change from 1985-2021. Highlights a period of population loss in rural areas followed by a population gain.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Nonmetro Education Levels Are Improving, But Still Lag Metro
Stacked bar chart showing educational attainment for adults age 25 and over in 2000 and 2017-2021 for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Living in Families That Were Food-Insecure in the Past 30 Days, by Family Income and Urbanicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021
Bar chart showing the percent of adults in food insecure families overall, in urban areas, and in rural areas, with breakdowns by income level for those under the federal poverty level (FPL), between 100-199% of the FPL, and 200% or more of the FPL.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(48), 1539
Date: 12/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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QuickStats: Drug Overdose Death Rates Among Persons Aged ≥15 Years, by Age Group and Urban-Rural Status — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2020
Bar chart showing rural and urban overdose death rates by age group for those aged 15-24, 25-44, 45-64, and 65 and older.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(47), 1503
Date: 11/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Share of Working-Age Population in Nonmetro Areas Declined from 2010 to 2020
Bar chart showing changes in metropolitan and nonmetro population from 2010 to 2020 by age group, for those under 18, 18-64 (working age), and 65 and older.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates of Alcohol-Induced Deaths, by Urban-Rural Status — United States, 2000–2020
Line chart showing rural and urban alcohol-induced death rates.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(44), 1425
Date: 11/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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 July 2022 for large central and fringe metro areas, medium and small metro areas, and rural areas.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Stroke Among Adults Aged ≥ 65 Years, by Region and Metropolitan Status — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2020
Bar chart showing stroke death rates among adults 65 and older, overall and for metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Includes data for the U.S. as a whole as well as by region for the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(43), 1386
Date: 10/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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