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Population Changes and Poverty Rates in Rural Counties

Figure 10.2

U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
Prasanna H. Gowda

This figure appears in chapter 10 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

The figure shows county-level (a) population changes for 2010–2017 and (b) poverty rates for 2011–2015 in rural U.S. communities. Rural populations are migrating to urban regions due to relatively slow employment growth and high rates of poverty. Data for the U.S. Caribbean region were not available at the time of publication. Sources: (a) adapted from ERS 2018861917c1-26d0-4d54-98eb-da50a55ba587; (b) redrawn from ERS 2017.1f9c41a2-775b-41e7-b93f-fd10e077ee66

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