Looking for some great data sets on Rural and Small-Town areas in America? Then check out the Atlas on the USDA Economic Research Service’s website.
Data from the various agencies are combined in four broad categories that users can select:
- People—county demographic profiles, including age, race/ethnicity, education, family composition, population change, migration, and immigration.
- Jobs—conditions and trends affecting the labor force, such as employment change, unemployment, industry, and occupational structure.
- Agriculture—indicators of farm structure and the well-being of farm households, including farm size, income, sales, and tenure.
- County typologies—ERS county classifications based on the rural-urban continuum, economic structure, and other key locational features, such as, landscape amenities, occupation types, persistent poverty, or population loss status.
For more information visit – http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/ruralatlas/