6 Charts that Illustrate Rural America

Back in March of 2017, PBS ran an article illustrating the some differences between Rural and Urban America. You can find that article here…

There are some good statistics on poverty, disability, jobs, and entrepreneurship in rural areas.

In the workshops that I give, I highlight that poverty and homelessness is very present and in some cases more prevalent than in urban centers. It just looks different than what you see in urban areas. For example, when I served as a child abuse investigator in a predominately rural district, we termed a lot of homelessness as “couch surfing”, as the person who is homeless wouldn’t be in box under the bridge, but living either in their car, or going from one friend or family member to another.

 

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