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Child Poverty Rate Climbs by One-Third

One in four rural residents under the age of 18 lives in poverty, according to a new study from the USDA Economic Research Service. The figure is even higher in counties that depend on manufacturing  jobs, which eroded during the Great…

Roundup: Youth Fighting for Appalachia

Young folks are trying to revitalize their Appalachian hometowns • Entrepreneurs lean in to Southwest Virginia • California farmers' desperate for water • California rural desperate for safe drinking water • Cabin…

Rural Suicide Rate for Youth Increases

While the suicide rate for young males in metropolitan areas is declining, the rate is on the increase in many rural counties. As a result, the “suicide gap” between urban and rural is getting wider, a new study shows.

Education and Rural America: The Data Page

Welcome to a page where you can pick up data and some illustrations to go with the story we sent showing the change in education levels in your county between 1970 and 2010.First, if you have any questions or want more information, call or…