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Defining Rural at the U.S. Census Bureau

Description
An overview of how the Census Bureau has defined rural in the past, the current way urban/rural areas are identified by the Census, and the relationship between decennial censuses, the American Community Survey (ACS), and geography.
Author(s)
Michael Ratcliffe, Charlynn Burd, Kelly Holder, Alison Fields
Date
12/2016
Type
Document
Organization
U.S. Census Bureau
Tagged as
Rural definitions ยท Statistics and data