Rural Definitions

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

Note: Updates to this data product are discontinued. Dozens of definitions are currently used by Federal and State agencies, researchers, and policymakers. The ERS Rural Definitions data product allows users to make comparisons among nine representative rural definitions.

Methods of designating the urban periphery range from the use of municipal boundaries to definitions based on counties. Definitions based on municipal boundaries may classify as rural much of what would typically be considered suburban. Definitions that delineate the urban periphery based on counties may include extensive segments of a county that many would consider rural.

We have selected a representative set of nine alternative rural definitions and compare social and economic indicators from the 2000 decennial census across the nine definitions. We chose socioeconomic indicators (population, education, poverty, etc.) that are commonly used to highlight differences between urban and rural areas.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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References

http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/rural-definitions/background.aspx

Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture
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Identifier USDA-ERS-00085
Data First Published 2019-03-26
Data Last Modified 2019-03-26
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Homepage URL http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/rural-definitions.aspx
License https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Program Code 005:041
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