Fwd: RE: got weather?
A. Joseph Ross
Wed Dec 10 00:10:15 EST 2003
On 9 Dec 2003 at 0:34, Garrett Wollman wrote:
>  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.
I don't know, I would have thought Montana would be more rural than Vermont, but this
definition sounds like it doesn't count large areas of no population at all.
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