What Percentage of the Population Lives in Rural Areas?



Data Notes

In 2017, 18.9% of the people living in the U.S were living in a rural area. This data visualization explores how that differs by state. The data for this visualization comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey 1-year estimates. It uses the total population counts, broken out by geographic component.

I used R to pull the ACS estimates from the Census Bureau API and Tableau to create the visualization.

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