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Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America Released

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service has released an Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America, a compendium of statistics on people and jobs in rural areas as well as factors that impact local economies such persistent poverty, economic dependence and population loss. The Atlas culls data from the most recent American Community Survey, the annual update to the U.S. Census, and includes an interactive map detailing population change for each county in the country.