New York Times article Rural areas are dying, and they are not being replaced by suburbanites or rich people, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The rural population is shrinking, and the population that is surviving is shrinking even faster, according the report released Thursday.
Rural America is shrinking by 1.8 million people between 2011 and 2050, the report said.
About 4.5 million rural residents are not expected to live in their own homes by 2050.
More than 2.6 million rural people will lose their homes.
More rural residents will move to suburbs than cities, and more than 1.3 million will live in the suburbs.
According to the USDA, rural areas are losing about $1 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP), or about 1 percent of the nation’s total.
That means that more than half of rural Americans are living in poverty.
The report also noted that rural people tend to be younger, less educated, and less likely to own their own home.
Rural areas with high concentrations of people in poverty have a higher rate of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections than urban areas, according, the USDA report.
But the report also highlighted that rural areas have lower rates of infant mortality, lower rates in infant death from maternal and infant mortality than urban and suburban areas, and lower rates than urban-rural populations.
Rural poverty, also known as rural inequality, is a significant problem for rural Americans, as it disproportionately affects people of color and lower income households, the CDC said.
The US Census Bureau estimates that the rural population of the United States, or about 28.4 million people, is projected to shrink by 6.2 million between 2011-2020.
About one in five people living in rural areas will be elderly, the study said.
It also found that rural residents face higher rates of mental health and substance use disorders, which also is a serious problem.
In a separate report released on Thursday, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said it has found a spike in opioid abuse in the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom has seen a dramatic increase in opioid overdose deaths over the last five years, the UNAIDS said.
That rise in overdoses has been accompanied by a significant increase in the number of overdose deaths in England and Wales, and a sharp rise in heroin and prescription opioid prescribing in the UK.
The increase in overdoses, coupled with the availability of fentanyl, an opioid made from the opium poppy, has been linked to an increase in heroin, according UNODC.
UNODCP said that the UBR (U.K.) drug crisis has been exacerbated by the failure of local authorities to address the problem of heroin and other opioid painkillers in rural and rural-urban areas, which is particularly important in rural England and Northern Ireland.
More and more people in the country are going to need access to medication to help manage their pain and manage their recovery.
And they need it now.
This is an opportunity to provide those resources and to address this problem head-on,” UNODCC Director Michel Sidibe said.