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
Rural America’s Population Declines for the Sixth Straight Year