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approximately 353 consistently poor counties in the United States,

301 of those are rural

The child poverty rates in the rural county jurisdictions often exceed 35%

One in six children

(2.5 million) living in rural regions of the United States are trapped in deep poverty, suffering from poor education and health care. 

75% of the nations land is rural,

50 million people

(17% of population live in these areas)

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