So, I live in a 70,000 city which is classified as a "town." The nearest "city" city (pop over 100,000) is 180 miles away. The second closest "city" is 400 miles away. Here's what it looks like once I drive 3 miles away from my house. http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a141/Jochi1543/Picture051.jpg Outside of the fact that we have a heap of cow dung outside the city limits, a flooded cemetery is used as a fish pond, and that if I had a dime for any time someone referred to my current hometown as a "sh!thole," can I officially claim rural residency in my PS or in my interviews? I've seen a great variation in the definition of "rural," and my current hometown falls under some and is excluded from others. I want to make sure people don't think I'm lying or exaggerating, so I wanted to hear others opinions. I think the main thing that's preventing this place from being forgotten by god and city slickers is the fact that we have a university.