Rural Iowa at A Glance 2017 Edition
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This bulletin summarizes current demographic, economic, and social trends in rural Iowa between 2006 and 2016. It is modeled after the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural America at a Glance. Current year data are presented along with changes from last year and five years ago. Data are reported for Iowa’s metro, micropolitan, and rural areas. Metropolitan includes central counties with an urban center over 50,000 people, plus outlying suburbs linked by commuting patterns. Micropolitan counties have an urban center of at least 10,000 people, plus surrounding suburbs. Rural counties (technically noncore) have no urban center of 10,000 or more.
Peters, David J., "Rural Iowa at A Glance 2017 Edition" (2018). Extension and Outreach Publications. 457.
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