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Rural America was slower to report cases of COVID-19. But the disease is now spreading at least as quickly in rural areas as urban ones.
Cities were the first to feel the impact of the coronavirus, but rural areas are rapidly catching up in their rates of cases and deaths.
Full-size version of the map About a third of the nation's rural counties have reported a case of coronavirus as of Thursday, March 26. Those cases have resulted in 32 deaths, an increase of 11 from Wednesday. The number of COVID-19…
Newly available data – problematic though it is – offers our first chance to look at which rural counties are reporting COVID-19. So far, nonmetropolitan counties account for only 3% of the total cases.
In 2016 rural Michigan voters delivered an upset victory for Bernie Sanders. This year, they voted with the rest of the state for his opponent, Joe Biden. Other states in Tuesday’s primaries followed the same trend.
Harvard economist Edward Glaeser has built a career studying population density and wealth. The scholar says cities aren’t delivering opportunity for the poor, especially children.
Biden started strong in the state’s largest cities and finished even stronger among rural voters. Bernie Sanders saw support decline a bit as voters became more rural.
Rural voters will be a bit underrepresented in Tuesday’s multi-state contest, thanks to some major cities like Los Angeles and Dallas. But eight of the 14 states voting Tuesday have an above average number of rural registered voters.