But the majority of those, particularly from the rural areas, have been neglected in terms of schooling.
Rick cleaned up in the rural parts of the state, while Romney again showed his greatest strength in suburban and urban areas.
“We are a rural community,” said Brawley police chief Mark Gillmore.
early 15c., from Old French rural (14c.), from Latin ruralis "of the countryside," from rus (genitive ruris) "open land, country," from PIE *reue- "to open; space" (see room (n.)).
In early examples, there is usually little or no difference between the meanings of rural and rustic, but in later use the tendency is to employ rural when the idea of locality (country scenes, etc.) is prominent, and rustic when there is a suggestion of the more primitive qualities or manners naturally attaching to country life. [OED]Related: Rurally.