The Truth about the Urban-Rural Divide
Although the creative class in the United States is largely urban, many rural counties also have high shares of knowledge, professional, and artistic workers.
Urban places have the largest numbers of college graduates, but rural counties are starting to see more growth.
The picture of wages and salaries across the U.S. is not a simple one of urban success versus rural decline.
Kids from many rural areas have a better chance at upward mobility than those who grow up in urban areas, but it varies from place to place, and from neighborhood to neighborhood.
Economic growth is a mixed bag in urban and rural counties, large and small.
Economic growth is not only uneven between urban and rural places—it is uneven within them, too.