Rural Americans live an average of 10.5 miles from the nearest hospital, compared with 5.6 miles for people in suburban areas and 4.4 in urban areas.
U.S. suburbs are evenly divided politically, but some have a clear Democratic or Republican tilt. Poverty has increased more sharply in the suburbs than in urban or rural counties.
Fast, reliable internet service has become broadly essential. But 24% of rural U.S. adults say access to high-speed internet is a major problem in their community.
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The U.S. public’s concerns about drug addiction come amid increases in the number and rate of fatal drug overdoses across urban, suburban and rural communities.
The demographic trends reshaping the United States are playing out differently in America’s urban, suburban and rural communities. Read key findings about the attitudes and experiences of urban, suburban and rural Americans.
Large demographic shifts are reshaping America. See how your community compares with others in the country.
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