ERIC Number: EJ541711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Census Tracts More Precisely Define Rural Populations and Areas.
Cromartie, John B.; Swanson, Linda L.
Rural Development Perspectives, v11 n3 p31-39 Jun 1996
Describes the use of census tracts in place of counties to identify metro and nonmetro components of a five-level "rural-urban continuum." Application of the system to Arizona, South Carolina, and Minnesota demonstrates the superiority of census tracts in providing a more precise territorial delineation of areas and classification of population in different types of areas. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Minnesota; South Carolina
IES Cited: ED497221