Minnesota, The Land of 10,000 Lakes
To say most of Minnesota is mostly a rural state would be fair. It’s the 19th least dense state in the US. With over 60% of the population living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Leaving the other 40% spread out over the rest of almost 87,000 square miles in the state.
One of the top 5 states in corn production, Minnesota also a big producer of hogs. They account for about 20% of the state’s agricultural revenue.
According to 2010 US Census data:
- 30% of rural Minnesota households have a person over the age of 65.
- 41.3 is the average age in rural areas
Fighting for an American Countryside
A short documentary from Minnesota Public Radio about the emptying out of rural Minnesota.
Lost Americana is about telling the stories of the people who live in rural America.
•Have you lived in the same rural area since the 1970/80s?
•Were you the last class to graduate from a rural school before it closed its doors forever?
•Do you know of a small town (under 2,000 people) that is a shell of it’s former self?
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