Texas Rural Survey

Texas Rural Survey

The Texas Rural Survey (TRS) is an annual survey sent out by the Center for Rural Studies at Sam Houston State University. The aim of the TRS is to to provide data and information on rural Texas for state policy makers, local stakeholders, and the citizenry at large.  A random sample of the rural Texas population, selected from current Census data, is sent a TRS and asked to answer a series of questions pertaining to perceptions of rural and urban living, community issues, economic development strategies and efforts, medical and healthcare services, disasters and risk perceptions, and sociodemographics. The response data provides a rich look into perceptions of rural and urban living, community issues, economic development strategies and efforts, medical and healthcare services, and disasters and risk perceptions.

Summary Reports of the Results Texas Rural Survey

Reports for 2013

Economic Development Strategies and Efforts

Public Services and Community Amenities

Demographic Profile

Food, Agriculture, and the Natural Environment

Environmental Hazard Issues

Medical and Healthcare Services

Reports for 2012

Natural Disaster Issues

Medical and Healthcare Services

Economic Development Strategies and Efforts

Perceptions of Rural and Urban Living

Public Services and Community Amenities

Release of Texas Rural Survey results – February 13, 2013, Texas State Capitol


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