Rural Population and Providers: Mapping the 2000 Census

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Project completed:
August 2002
For this project we will create a monograph that uses maps to illustrate population location and changes at both the state and national level, and overlays these changes with provider supply. Using the 1990 and the 2000 census, we will describe the current rural population and changes in population over the last decade. We will also describe the location of rural minority populations, and how that has changed in the last ten years. These data will allow individuals who design policies and interventions to target their efforts more effectively. In addition, the maps created for the monograph will be available on the NC Rural Health Research Program Web site.


  • Rural Populations and Health Care Providers: A Map Book
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Date: 09/2002
    This book uses 2000 Census data to reassess and provide a picture of where rural people live, how the racial and ethnic nature of rural populations are changing, and whether the distribution of healthcare providers matches the population distribution.