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    Does anyone know of a generally accepted or, better yet, documented definition of urban? In other words, how many people need to live in a given area for it to be designated "urban"? Thank you.

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    Have you checked out the Census Bureau's definition of metropolitan areas? Granted, as a county-level geography, it has its faults.

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    APA definitions

    Check out A Glossary of Zoning, Development, and Planning Terms it has a pretty good definition.
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    I believe we had a discussion here of what constituted rural that while very confusing managed to come to almost no conclusion save that rural was what people felt it was. Not useful for planning definitions I fear. The point is where are you at? Urban and rural are probably going to be in part a definition of your area. Urban in a big city has a much different denisity and character than Urban in a farm community.

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