Income inequality is increasing between counties in both rural and urban America. Income gains in richer counties are outpacing gains in poorer places. Meanwhile, there is growing evidence that inequality has a number of ill effects on…
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In the first 11 months of this recession, the most dramatic decreases in employment have taken place in urban counties. Rural counties, however, still have higher rates of unemployment.
There were 375 counties that voted for one party in the 2004 presidential election and a different party this year. The Yonder is keeping a list.
There are growing numbers of rural and exurban counties where minority youth are a majority of the population under 20 years of age.