USDA Economic Research Service Releases Atlas of Rural and Small Town America

The rural atlas, maintained and updated each year by the Economic Research Service (ERS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, features an interactive map with county-level data.  The report provides statistics on three broad categories of socioeconomic factors:  demographics, including migration and immigration, education, and characteristics of veteran population;  jobs, with employment trends, industrial composition, and household income; and county classifications that include the rural-urban continuum, economic dependence, persistent poverty, and other characteristics.