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Many Rural Areas are Losing Population

Figure 14.5

This figure appears in chapter 14 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

Census data show significant population decreases in many rural areas, notably in the Great Plains (white indicates metropolitan areas). Many rural communities’ existing vulnerabilities to climate change, including physical isolation, reduced services like health care, and an aging population, are projected to increase as population decreases. (Figure source: USDA Economic Research Service 20135a9e656f-8a8f-497e-b11d-85db13fe4b4b).

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This figure was created on March 19, 2014.

This figure was derived from webpage Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America

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