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These 6 charts show the divide between rural and urban America

An American flag is seen along Wyoming Highway 59 near a residential housing development south of Gillette, Wyoming, U.S. May 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Kristina Barker - RTSXKMM

While urban poverty is a unique challenge, rates of poverty have historically been higher in rural than urban areas. Image: REUTERS/Kristina Barker

Brian Thiede
Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University
Lillie Greiman
Research Associate, University of Montana
Stephan Weiler
Professor of Economics, Colorado State University
Steven C. Beda
Instructor of History, University of Oregon
Tessa Conroy
Economic Development Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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