Fwd: RE: got weather?
Tue Dec 9 00:34:29 EST 2003
<<On Mon, 08 Dec 2003 20:57:58 -0500, SteveOrdinetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
> 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
WVMT used to play that role in the Burlington market, back in their
days as a full-service AC.
 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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