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Changing landscape of rural America and small towns

Aerial view of farmland in Waterloo, Canada.
Sveta Fedarava

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.


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