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View Poll Results: Which region is most rural?
The South 13 19.70%
New England 2 3.03%
The Midwest 20 30.30%
The West 31 46.97%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Unread 08-26-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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Default Which region of U.S. is most RURAL?

Which region of the US, out of the ones listed, is the most rural?

 
Unread 08-26-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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In what terms? The MOST small towns? The highest proportion of people living in small towns? The highest proportion of people living more than 3 hours from a decent size city?

As for the top 20 states with the highest rural % from the 2000 census:

West: 4 states
Northeast: 4 states
Midweset: 4 states
South: 8 states

For the highest gross number of people living in rural areas, top 20 states:

West: 1 state
Northeast: 1 state
Midwest: 7 states
South: 11 states

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Unread 08-26-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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Rural %, 2000:

South: 26.9%
Midwest: 25.3%
Northeast: 16.7%
West: 11.4%

Rural gross population, 2000:

South: 26,098,000
Midwest: 16,288,000
Northeast: 9,500,000
West: 7,176,000
 
Unread 08-26-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Chicago60614 View Post
In what terms? The MOST small towns? The highest proportion of people living in small towns? The highest proportion of people living more than 3 hours from a decent size city?

As for the top 20 states with the highest rural % from the 2000 census:

West: 4 states
Northeast: 4 states
Midweset: 4 states
South: 8 states

For the highest gross number of people living in rural areas, top 20 states:

West: 1 state
Northeast: 1 state
Midwest: 7 states
South: 11 states
What are the 4 states in Northeast?
 
Unread 08-26-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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What are the 4 states in Northeast?
I'm willing to bet Maine is at the top of the rural list in the Northeast.
 
Unread 08-26-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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I'm willing to bet Maine is at the top of the rural list in the Northeast.
Yes, and I imagine Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York would also appear on that list.
 
Unread 08-26-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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Yea ny,maine,vermont alot of rural parts in the northeast
 
Unread 08-26-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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The West.. Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Utah are some of the most emptiest states we have in the lower 48... I think extremely Rural comes into play when we talk about the west.

Though Iowa, Kansas and the Dakotas make the Midwest look pretty empty and rural too.
 
Unread 08-26-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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West and Midwest are both rural, though voted for the west.
 
Unread 08-26-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Yeah I had to go with the West as well. The South has some very rural areas as well though. Close call between those two regions in my guess.
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