Fwd: RE: got weather?

Garrett Wollman wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu
Tue Dec 9 00:34:29 EST 2003

<<On Mon, 08 Dec 2003 20:57:58 -0500, SteveOrdinetz <steveord@bit-net.com> said:

> of people...I read somewhere that it's considered the most rural state in 
> the lower 48 (not exactly sure of the criteria here, or where it stands 
> w/r/t, say Wyoming).

Vermont is the most rural state, period.  However, this does not mean
what you think it means.[1]

> WDEV seems to be the WBZ of Vermont...they've been doing what they're doing 
> for so long that people automatically turn to them at times like 
> this

WVMT used to play that role in the Burlington market, back in their
days as a full-service AC.


[1] The Census Bureau defines ``rurality'' as ``fraction of population
living in communities with density less than X persons per square
km''.  In order to qualify as the most rural state, it is necessary to
have a substantial population spread evenly over the land area.  Most
states that we think of as ``rural'' are (a) more populous than
Vermont and (b) have most of their population in a large city.

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