Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska

 

Date of this Version

2012

Document Type

Article

Citation

2012 Author(s)

Comments

Center Research Report 12-4, October 2012.

Abstract

Table of Contents

Executive Summary .......................................................................................... i

Introduction ................................................................................................. 1

Trends in Community Ratings (1996 - 2012) ...................................................... 2

Figure 1. Community Change, 1996 - 2012 ........................................................ 2

Figure 2. Expected Destination of Those Planning to Move: 1998 - 2012............. 3

Table 1. Proportions of Respondents Very or Somewhat Satisfied with Each Service, 1997 - 2012 ......................................................................................... 5

The Community and Its Attributes in 2012 ........................................................ 4

Figure 3. Perceptions of Community Change by Community Size ........................ 6

Figure 4. Expected Community Change in Ten Years by Community Size............ 6

Figure 5. Satisfaction with Cellular Phone Service by Community Size ................ 9

Figure 6. Difficulty or Ease of Leaving Community ...................................... 10

Figure 7. Ease or Difficulty of Leaving Community by Length of Residence in Community ........... 11

Figure 8. Feelings of Community Powerlessness by Community Size ............... 11

Figure 9. Local Community Involvement Activities, 2002 and 2012 ................... 12

Table 2. Distance from Goods and Services ..................................................... 14

Figure 10. Distance from Primary Medical Care Services by Community Size............ 15

Figure 11. Distance from Critical Medical Care by Region.................................. 15

Figure 12. How Strongly Would Encourage Groups to Move to or Remain in Community ........... 16

Figure 13. Importance of Items for Future of Community ............................... 18

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