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Census Urbanized Areas and MPO/TMA Designation

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Case Studies of New MPO Formation

Conducting a Special Inter-Decennial Census

A rapidly urbanizing area that had a population count under 50,000 at the time of the most-recent decennial census may believe it has exceeded the 50,000 population threshold for UZA designation within a few years. However, if representatives of local governments in the area wish to be designated as a UZA, requiring an MPO to be formed, they would need to request that the Census Bureau to conduct a special inter-decennial census and pay for the costs of conducting the census.

Resources for new TMAs

Updated: 1/31/2017
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