Facts and Figures About States Where at Least Half of the Rural Districts Are Smaller Than the National Rural Median

Last Updated: November 24, 2014

This article appeared in the November 2014 Rural Policy Matters.

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Question: In which states are at least half of all rural districts smaller than the national rural median (553 students)?

Answer: In 21 states, half or more of all rural districts are smaller than the national rural average. The states are concentrated in New England and the Great Plains and include Montana, North Dakota, Vermont, Nebraska, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Maine, Alaska, California, New Hampshire, Oregon, Kansas, Arizona, Missouri, Idaho, Washington, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas.

Source: Why Rural Matters 2013–2014.

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