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Table 1 - Average Population and Density for Each Type of County, by Region
  Rural Counties    
Regions Growing Counties Declining Counties AD Counties* Metro Counties Total
Great Plains
   Counties 120 189 115 53 477
   Average population 19,250 6,093 5,849 135,805 23,756
   Density (People per Sq. mile) 11.6 5.2 4.8 97.4 17.8
Corn Belt
   Counties 292 166 28 263 749
   Average population 30,343 17,609 17,025 179,700 79,468
   Density (People per Sq. mile) 46.7 30.3 26.5 324.3 132.3
Delta-South
   Counties 213 49 25 164 451
   Average population 26,185 16,673 24,049 95,801 50,348
   Density (People per Sq. mile) 46.6 28.4 33.4 181.1 89.6
Appalachia-East
   Counties 87 12 18 96 213
   Average population 44,312 61,470 38,392 304,555 162,071
   Density (People per Sq. mile) 65.0 99.5 62.4 556.4 264.8
Other
   Counties 678 36 24 513 1,251
   Average population 32,082 9,359 14,466 255,176 122,574
   Density (People per Sq. mile) 14.9 8.4 10.6 243.1 74.1
Total
   Counties 1,390 452 210 1,089 3,141
   Average population 30,471 13,199 13,280 211,490 89,596
   Density (People per Sq. mile) 20.9 15.1 12.7 256.6 79.6
* "AD counties" refers to accelerated-declining counties.
Source: U.S. Census.



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