Micropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States

Authors: Lindsay Spell*, U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: Population Geography, United States
Keywords: micropolitan statistical area, population, visualization
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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This poster details the distribution and composition of micropolitan statistical areas (micros) across the United States. Micropolitan statistical areas are core based statistical areas composed of a county or counties with at least one urban cluster of between 10,000 and 49,999 population. The poster compares the population residing in micro areas throughout the United States to the total U.S. population. After providing visualizations to define micro areas, the poster provides graphic representations of selected demographic characteristics of micro areas as compared to the United States as a whole. Included charts and maps use data from the Census Bureau’s Decennial Census and Population Estimates Program to examine changes in the composition of micro areas from 2000 to 2017. American Community Survey data are used to visualize industry and occupation concentrations in micro areas versus the United States.

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