This is just common sense, the less people you are around the less chance you have of being infected in any kind of outbreak. In cities there will be more to worry about than just the disease, thugs, robbers, etc, everyone will be so desperate to survive it could create mayhem. So yes you will be much safer in an area with not too many people.In the event of a zombie outbreak, the best way to avoid getting infected is to stay away from populated areas, according to a new study. In fact, research suggests the remote and pristine Rocky Mountains may be the ultimate hiding place to avoid becoming the "walking dead."
In a Zombie Outbreak, Head for the Rocky Mountains
Where I live I feel I would be pretty safe unless people from the cities started moving in. In that case I doubt I would be much better off than I would be in a more populated area. The same might hold true for the Rockies but probably not to the same degree because the northern Rockies aren't surrounded by highly populated areas.
How about you?