ERIC Number: ED096050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of Rural Delmarva: A Reference on Economic and Social Conditions. Extension Circular No. 135.
Kuennen, Daniel S.
The socioeconomic characteristics of the Rural Delmarva Counties, defined as those non-SMSA (Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area) counties located on the Delmarva Peninsula, are presented. These counties include: Sussex and Kent in Delaware: Accomack and Northampton in Virginia; and Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Annes, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester in Maryland. The remaining 2 peninsula SMSA counties are New Castle County, Delaware and Cecil County, Maryland. This publication reports comparative tables and descriptive information to further the understanding of the general public, agencies, elected officials, and administrators of similarities and differences among these rural counties. Data were gatnered from statistics in the "County and City Data Book, 1972" (U. S. Government Printing Office) which contains summary information from several censuses. Each table and narrative heading includes the year the census was reported. Throughout the publication "rural" refers to non-SMSA counties except in Table 2 where urban is defined as towns of 2,500 or more population and rural as all those under that size. Table 31, which ranks the counties on 23 social and economic characteristics to determine their quality of life, is the only attempt at analysis rather than general comparisons and grouping of similar counties. Several demographic highlights are also listed. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Georgetown. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware; Maryland; Virginia