Rural Counties Are Making A Comeback As Urban Counties Lose Luster

Some new census data found rural counties, not cities, are making a comeback—which spells good news for our country.

Last week, findings from Pew Charitable Trusts' "Stateline" blog found that[ rural countries saw sizable growth in 2016…

The study also found that rural areas grew approximately 33,000 residents nationwide during this time frame, despite losing over 15,000 residents in the year prior. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines rural areas as "counties outside cities and their suburbs." They cited Jackson County, Georgia, as a prime example of a rural area benefitting from this population shift: