Why "Dying" is Not the Best Way to Describe Rural Counties

Some smaller counties truly are sliding in terms of incomes and standard of living and some are aging. But "dying" may be a bad word for large parts of rural America.

As PBS News Hour's Patchwork Nation reports: on the whole, rural counties are getting less populous and older. But are they really "dying" compared with the rest of the country? That depends on how you look at it.

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