Is there a map or list showing what communities qualify under the federal definition of "rural"?
I can see palmer, wasilla, and butte all not qualifying but what about sutton, houston, talkeetna, and what ever they call the people that live at the end of KGB?
The definition of the law calls for any "community" with less than 2500 people to be considered "rural" yet there is plenty of gray area to allow combining multiple towns or unincorporated CDP's (census designated place) into one larger region. Under the basic designation Sutton would be rural but if combined w/ Palmer and Farm loop it clearly would not If sutton is not, then what about Chickaloon? If it is rural then how do they go about deciding that?
So is there a dang map? If so who the heck is hiding it?