This Must Be the Place

Research and writing about integrating art and design into efforts to build sustainable rural communities in Minnesota and beyond

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I’ve linked to the blog Daily Yonder in the past; anyone interested in a broad survey of rural issues should check them out. Here’s a helpful post that compiles census data to look at population growth and decline in rural America. As a bonus, the crew over at MPR has done a similar post focusing solely on Minnesota and produced the map below; you can read the full post here.

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I was surprised to see that Chippewa County is still showing a natural increase in population that does not appear to be the result of in-migration, since this contradicts information the Minnesota State Demographic center compiled from the 2010 census

Image credits: Daily Yonder and MPR.

1 year ago