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Rural America is More Diverse Than You Think

 Rural  Majority-Minority Communities

Race is a central and often complex component of our national identity and history. Rural and small town areas have traditionally not been as racially or ethnically diverse as the nation overall, and the location and concentration of minorities in rural areas and small towns differs too. Many rural minorities are clustered geographically in regions closely tied to historical social and economic dynamics. There are more than 2,000 rural and small-town census tracts where racial and ethnic minorities make up the majority of the population.