Census Urbanized Areas and MPO/TMA Designation
III. Urban Area Criteria & Federal Register Notices
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Census Bureau Resources
- Qualifying Urban Areas for 2010 Census Federal Register notice March 27, 2012 (PDF or HTML)
- Final Urban Area Criteria for the 2010 Census (PDF or TXT)
- Differences Between the Census 2000 and 2010 Census Urban Area Criteria (PDF or TXT)
- PowerPoint Presentation from the Census Bureau Geography Division Illustrating the Processes for Defining urbanized areas. (HTML or PowerPoint [12 MB])
- 2010 Census Urban/Rural Classification Website
The list of TMAs based on the 2010 Census-defined urbanized areas was published in the Federal Register July 2012.
Note: please see definitions page regarding terminology of UA and UZA.