The micropolitan area is a new census category that was introduced by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget that describes quasi urbanized areas that lie beyond the exurbs but are not quite rural in character; they are free-standing low density communities ranging from 10,000 to 50,000, that are outside the geographic influence of metropolitan areas. Today, almost 30 million people, or one in ten Americans, live in micropolitan areas. This article examines the demographics of the micropolitan areas, trying to identify the people who move there and their reasons for moving. Socioeconomic factors as well as political factors, age groups, and regional/geographic preferences are also identified.

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    Urban Mobility Corporation

    10200 Riverwood Drive
    Potomac, MD  United States  20854-1536
  • Publication Date: 2004-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Innovation Briefs
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Urban Mobility Corporation
    • ISSN: 1071-393X

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  • Accession Number: 00986773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 2005 12:00AM