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Exploring Indiana: New Maps, Fresh Insights

Rural Indiana Stats (RIS) is always working to make information more accessible and insightful. We’re excited to introduce two new interactive maps in the Geographic Classification section that shed light on Indiana’s economic landscape. The first map, “Distressed Counties”, pulls…

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FCC Broadband Collection

Recent Update (7/10/2023) Interactive charts/dashboards in this article have been updated with December 2022 data. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently engaged in a new broadband data collection effort after adopting the Digital Opportunity Data Collection (DODC) program in…

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Rural Indiana Stats – Yearly Data Update Underway

The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) is now updating its online data platform, Rural Indiana Stats (RIS). Nearly all 130+ variables that are available on the RIS site is being updated with the newest data available. The major data…

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The Evolution of Rural Indiana Stats

The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) continues to update its online data platform, Rural Indiana Stats (RIS). The pandemic of 2020 has caused several delays and RIS was unfortunately one of those things. Recently, PCRD has had the opportunity…

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How Has the Census Delay Affected You?

The global pandemic of 2020 has affected almost every citizen of every nation. It has also affected different programs and caused delays in industries and services. One particular program that has experienced disruption is the 2015-2020 American Community Survey (ACS)–…

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What’s new with Rural Indiana Stats?

Written by Benjamin St. Germain and Bo Beaulieu. The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) continues to update its online data platform, Rural Indiana Stats (RIS). This year is no different given that nearly all 130+ variables that are available…

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2019 Digital Divide Index (DDI)

We are happy to announce the release of the 2019 digital divide index. This updated version keeps the three scores you are familiar with: overall digital divide index, infrastructure/adoption, and socioeconomic. These scores still range from 0 to 100, where…

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