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Just curious what % of your state is:

Urban
Rural-Nonfarm
Farm

Here are the two states I've lived in:

Iowa

Urban....................61.0%
Rural Nonfarm........ 33.2%
Farm Population....... 5.8%

Just for fun here was 1940:

Urban....................42.7%
Rural Nonfarm.........21.0%
Farm Population......36.1%


Illinois

Urban....................87.8%
Rural Nonfarm.........11.2%
Farm Population........1.0%
 

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A few more:

(found them here http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/funfacts/funfacts.html )

Kansas

Urban..................71.4%
Rural Nonfarm.......25.3%
Farm Population......3.3%

Nebraska

Urban..................69.7%
Rural Nonfarm.......25.1%
Farm Population......5.2%

Wisconsin

Urban..................68.3%
Rural Nonfarm.......29.4%
Farm Population......2.3%

North Dakota

Urban..................55.8%
Rural Nonfarm.......37.4%
Farm Population......6.8%

South Dakota

Urban..................51.9%
Rural Nonfarm.......40.4%
Farm Population......7.7%

Indiana

Urban..................70.7%
Rural Nonfarm.......27.2%
Farm Population......2.1%

Vermont

Urban..................38.2%
Rural Nonfarm.......60.0%
Farm Population......1.8%
 

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well they don't give percentages so don't expect many responses.....

Florida (approximate)

Urban................89.3%
Rural Non Farm....10.6%
Farm Population.....0.1%
 

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Indiana and Illinois always shock me when it comes to urbanity percentages. To me both states seem so rural overall land wise. However, Indiana is absolutely sprinkled with small towns and small cities, so it makes since.
 

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New Jersey

Urban..................94.34%
Rural Non Farm......5.0%
Farm Population.....0.1%

Total Population: 8,414,350



Massachusetts

Urban..................91.4%
Rural Non Farm......8.6%
Farm Population.....0.1%

Total Population: 6,349,094
 

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California:

Urban..............94.5%
Rural.................5.2%
Farm.................0.3%
 

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Indiana

Urban..................70.7%
Rural Nonfarm.......27.2%
Farm Population......2.1%

Considering the national image of Indiana is one of silos and red barns, this is very telling of the real world here inthe Hoosier State. We have a number of big towns/small cities that dot the landscape.
 

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Louisiana
Urban....72.6%
Rural.....27.3%
Farm.......0.6%

Ohio-Ohio has about 277 ppsm and half of the land is farm land.
Urban.....77.3%
Rural......22.6%
Farm........1.3%


West Virginia
Urban....46%
Rural.....53.9%
Farm......1.2%
 

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North Carolina
60.2% urban
39.8% rural
1% farm

Even though those add up to 101, it seems pretty accurate for 2000. We only just passed 50% urban in the early 1990s.
 

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Michigan

74.6% Uban
25.3% Rural
0.94% Farm

It's an approximation (as it adds up to 100.84% without rounding). I'm surprised by a few things. First, that the farm population is so low, and secondly, that the farm population is shrinking so fast.

I also wonder how Michigan's numbers would look without the highly rural Upper Peninsula?

Someone should try and rank the whole list by the three different categories.
 

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^^ You forgot to subtract farm population from rural population before dividing into the total population.

It should look like this:

Urban....74.65%
Rural.....24.40%
Farm.......0.94%

Total.....99.99%
 

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My three "state's" I have lived

Maryland

Urban..................86.07%
Rural Nonfarm.......13.48%
Farm Population......0.45%

Virginia

Urban..................72.99%
Rural Nonfarm.......26.11%
Farm Population......0.90%

DC

Urban.................100.00%
Rural Nonfarm.........0.00%
Farm Population......0.00%

I guess DC wins the urban award
 
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