The national rate of infection remains about four times higher than the rural average. But the rural exceptions are striking.Read More...
Over the weekend, the rate of increase in COVID-19 cases was roughly the same in both rural and urban counties.
More than 100 rural counties reported their first coronavirus case Wednesday. Rural coronavirus cases grew 26% to 2,160.
Rural America’s rate of infection remains a fraction of the rate in the nation’s largest cities. But the rate is higher in rural counties that attract tourists and outdoor enthusiasts.
From January 2019 to January 2020, jobs in rural areas grew at half the rate of urban areas. This data precedes the economic impact of the coronavirus in the U.S.
Before the coronavirus, Democratic turnout was up 20% compared to 2016. In Illinois, it was down 25%, with drops largest in core urban counties. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders continues to lose ground in rural areas.
Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders ran relatively close among rural caucus-goers. The biggest difference between the two top candidates shows in the preferences of suburban and small-metro Democrats.
Andy Beshear's lead in the Kentucky gubernatorial race came largely from cities and suburbs. But a shift toward the Democratic candidate occurred across the state, compared to the 2015 governor's election.
Major urban areas generate more money and inventions. Rural areas are objectively better at producing people with a greater chance of future success. That’s what the “move-them-to-the-cities” argument fails to consider.
The chances of winding up in prison are much greater for young men who grew up in states like Virginia and Delaware than they are for young men from Maine or Rhode Island.