Bishop Etienne Named New NCRLC President
The National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC) is pleased to announce Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne, Bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyo., as its new board president.
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Assitant Director Emeritus Juan Marinez | Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I would like to share this data with NCRLC in order to look at the shifts that are taking place within rural populations. But to also take a close look at who is coming to rural communities and who for the most part are Catholics. They are the Hispanic population who is increasing the rural counties of the Midwest and Western States. It is a population who needs both civic and spiritual guide dense that Catholics have learned through experience and training. I hope that they can learn to impart this knowledge to there new brethren. Juan
Economic Research Service United States Department of Agriculture
Geography of nonmetro population change is shifting
Opportunities for population growth and economic expansion vary widely from one nonmetro county to another, and new regional patterns of growth and decline have emerged in recent years. Spurred by an energy boom, large sections of the northern Great Plains turned around decades of population decline. Population growth slowed considerably in the Mountain West for the first time in decades, affecting numerous counties in western Colorado and Wyoming, central Oregon, northern Idaho, and elsewhere. At the same time, non-metro population growth switched to decline in 21 Eastern States between 2004-06 and 2010-12. For example, most metro counties in Florida maintained above-average population growth through the recent housing crisis and recession, but nonmetro areas there went from 3-percent growth during 2004-06 to a -0.44-percent decline in the past 2 years. This map is found in the May 2013 issue of Amber Waves magazine.