Difference between the Rural Population and the Urban Population

People who live in the countryside lead very different lives from those who live in the city. Throughout history, the economic and social relevance of both the urban population and the rural population has been changing until it has become what each one is today.

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Rural population
Urban population
Definition The rural population is the group of people who live in the countryside. Today, rural populations around the world have downward trends, due to the lack of economic and educational opportunities that force people to migrate to large cities. As for the urban population, it is that made up of people who live in metropolises or cities. A large part of the urban population is made up of people who have migrated from rural communities in search of more and better opportunities for development and growth.
Parameters In Mexico, a rural population is considered when it has less than 2,500 people. The population density is low. Therefore, an urban population is one in which more than 2,500 people live. The population density ranges from medium to high.
Life conditions In the countryside it is relatively more common to find that people live in large spaces. There is no presence of buildings or condominiums or housing units. There may be hospitals, but they are almost always small. The same happens with schools, almost always only reaching the high school or high school level. Crime is not a common problem, although it can have a significant presence depending on each country. As more people are concentrated in less space, the urban population tends to live in small spaces. There are buildings and condominiums concentrated in residential areas. Other aspects of city life include crime, which is often higher in the city than in the countryside. There is contamination. There are public and private hospitals and schools (including universities); audiences are often in high demand.
work sources The rural population’s main sources of employment are agriculture and livestock. The manufacture of handicrafts, tourism and ecotourism, and the production of other raw materials are also common. On the other hand, industry is the main source of jobs in cities. There are usually a variety of opportunities in both the goods and services production sectors.

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