Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America
The Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America assembles statistics on four broad categories of socioeconomic factors:
- People: Demographic data from the latest American Community Survey, including age, race and ethnicity, migration and immigration, education, household size and family composition. Data have been added on veterans, including service period, education, unemployment, income, and demographic characteristics.
- Jobs: Economic data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources, including information on employment trends, unemployment, industrial composition, and household income.
- Agriculture: Indicators from the latest Census of Agriculture, including number and size of farms, operator characteristics, off-farm income, and government payments.
- County classifications: The rural-urban continuum, economic dependence, persistent poverty, population loss, onshore oil/natural gas counties, and other ERS county codes.