The populations counted as rural under both definitions are concentrated in the eastern half of the U.S.
One dot equals 1,000 people
Source: ACS 2019 5-year estimates. Density estimates are derived from 2010 census block definitions and population estimates. Metro/nonmetro estimates are calculated using 2019 Core-based Statistical Area (CBSA) classifications. Native lands are 2019 American Indian Area Geographies published by the U.S. Census Bureau.
CENTER ON RURAL INNOVATION