Changing landscape of rural America and small towns
Idyllic rural America is a land of farms, pick-up trucks and county fairs far from metropolitan areas.
However, rural America is more complicated. The communities can range from manufacturing and agricultural enclaves to booming small towns. A recent study done in Ohio identifies five different types of rural communities.
We discover what they are and how we define rural America today.
- Darla Munroe, geography professor at Ohio State University
- Jonathan Ahl, reporter for St. Louis Public Radio
- Deb Brown & Becky McCray, rural business consultants with Save Your Town
- Ohio State study: Examining the relationship between migration and land cover change in rural U.S.: evidence from Ohio, United States, between 2008 and 2016
- Save Your Town
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