Proposed Urban Area Criteria for 2020 Census

On Friday, February 19, 2021, the proposal for the 2020 Urban Area Criteria was published in the Federal Register, Comments on the proposal are due on May 20, 2021. These urban area criteria will be important for determining, among other things:

  • Establishing boundaries for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (µSAs)
  • Transit funding amounts for the state and local communities
  • Areas that are or are not eligible for 5307 Urbanized Area funding and 5311 Rural Transit Funding

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