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TAKING STOCK: RURAL PEOPLE, POVERTY AND HOUSING IN THE 21ST CENTURYtaking_stock2010_Cover_thb

 

Nearly 30 years ago the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) published Taking Stock, one of the first comprehensive assessments of rural poverty and housing conditions in the United States. Since the 1980s, HAC has prepared an updated Taking Stock every ten years following the release of decennial Census data. Now HAC presents the newest edition of Taking Stock, using data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey (ACS) to describe the social, economic, and housing characteristics of rural Americans.

Executive Summary

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Introductory Documents

I. SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND HOUSING CONDITIONS IN RURAL AMERICA

Rural People and Places: The Demographics of Rural and Small Town America

The Rural Economy

Housing In Rural America

II. HIGH POVERTY REGIONS AND POPULATIONS IN RURAL AMERICA

Overview

Border Colonias

Zavala County, Texas

Central Appalachia

Hancock County, Tennessee

Farmworkers

Kern County, California

Lower Mississippi Delta

West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Native American Lands

Shannon County, South Dakota

Endnotes

Appendices

Appendix A. About the Data

Appendix B. Tables

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Press Conference

On December 6, 2012, HAC hosted a press conferenceto announce the publication ofTaking Stock, HAC's detailed report on Rural People, Poverty, and Housing in the 21st Century. Access an archived recording of the webcast here


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