A new study out from UNH finds more than one third of rural counties in America are seeing population loss. But most counties in New Hampshire are an exception to that trend. “Only one of [New Hampshire’s] counties is not at its population peak right now, so that’s quite a contrast to other parts of rural America which face really significant and widespread population loss,” says Ken Johnson, Senior Demographer at UNH and co-author of the study for the Carsey School of Public Policy. Merrimack County which, contains the city of Concord, is classified as rural. But it's seen population gain, along with all other rural counties in the state, save for Coös County. "New Hampshire is a good exemplar of the fact that there's a lot more to rural America than...
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UNH Study: Rural America is Depopulating, But N.H. Is An Exception