A new report from the Center for Rural Affairs Rural Family Economic Security project focuses on the prevalence of EITC recipients in rural America. Nationally, the researchers found that 21.4 percent of rural households claimed the EITC in 2012, compared to 18.7 percent of urban households. In this report, “rural” areas are separated from “micropolitan” areas. The authors define a micropolitan area as a county/parish based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. Rural areas have fewer than 10,000 residents. Click here to read the full report. For suggested strategies for rural outreach, check out CBPP’s EITC outreach online resource.