Rural America will win and keep its historical influence in Governance
Urban America will win and take over Rural Americas influence in Governance
Suburbs are people who are classified as urban because they're urban. Hence the word, sub-urban. I think maybe you don't understand the meanings of words good sir. Those are all perfectly legitimate stats. They come from a thing called a website sir called NASA.
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NY City $ 22402
NY State $40272
Boom. Your move sir.
You seem to not grasp what your eyes see in the actual NASA datamaps on urban incomes and incomes derived from suburban people. Then again sir you seem to not even have a basic logical understanding of the word suburban and in that respect I don't know that intellectually we could proceed much further with your argument until you somehow learn what suburban means by any modern measure. Suburban peoples derive their incomes and work in city's good sir. Not rural America. Nor are they part of rural American good sir. Learning is a good thing sir!
I am a millennial as well, I do not consider suburban to be urban, I have lived in both, living in suburban south kitsap county, is not anything remotely like Seattle.
to claim suburbs as "urban areas" is to me, silly. that's the problem with "80 percent of americans live in a metropolitan area" statistic is its 100% arbitrary. I live in a "metropolitan area" where there's no full time firefighters, the county is over 70% forested, and most people work in trades or in the 4 different wood product mills in nearby Shelton. I'm the outlier being that I commute 70 miles to Seattle for work
my county (Mason) is listed in the Seattle Metropolitan CSA, no one who's been to Mason county would describe us as "urban" the only city in the whole county doesn't even have 10,000 people!
You can't just lump the rich suburbs in to your stats just to make your case for the cities look better. It doesn't work that way. People live in suburbs because they choose not to live in cities...be that for the space, the front lawn, the safety and privacy, the schools, etc. These people are anything but urban.
If stats don't convince you, use common sense. Someone living in Plano Texas, a suburb 45 minutes from Dallas, is not "urban" the way someone living in Manhattan is urban. You can't compare the two.