John Cromartie is a geographer with the USDA’s Resource and Rural Economics Division. He conducts research on rural population change, rural housing, and rural-urban classifications and recently completed a collaborative, field-based study of return migration to rural communities. Cromartie holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Geography, and a B.A. in History, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rural America’s Population Declines for the Sixth Straight Year