Census Bureau Defines “Urban Areas” for 2010 Census

Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

On August 24, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census announced the final criteria for defining urban areas for the 2010 Census.  The criteria will be used in identifying areas that will qualify for designation as urbanized areas and urban clusters, and will form the basis for metropolitan planning organization (MPO) boundaries.  The changes in the criteria used to define urban areas will result in new urban areas, merged existing urban areas, and larger urban areas generally, and federal transit funding levels will be based on these criteria.  Complete information concerning the final urban area criteria for the 2010 Census is available by clicking here (http://www NULL.gpo NULL.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-24/pdf/2011-21647 NULL.pdf).  The Census Bureau expects to announce urbanized areas and urban clusters in early 2012.

This entry was posted in Latest News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.