urban area

(redirected from urban center)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to urban center: Urban Settlements

urban area

(1) As used by the U.S.Census Bureau,the term refers to all areas that are urban.Since the 2000 census,that includes urban clusters and urbanized areas.An urban cluster is a densely settled territory with more than 2,500 people but less than 50,000.An urbanized area is one “consisting of a central place(s) and adjacent territory with a general population density of at least 1,000 people per square mile of land area that together have a minimum residential population of at least 50,000 people.”(2) The Census Bureau's definition of “urban area”has changed several times in the past. If researching a particular subject that uses the term,it may be important to find the definition in effect at the time the book or article was written. (3) In popular speech,any densely populated area of a city or town.

References in periodicals archive ?
Both are part of the Partnership's ongoing campaign to help the county's major urban centers strengthen their economic development efforts.
Archaeological work at various oppida spans nearly a century, but only recenlty have scientists begun to understand why these urban centers emerged between about 150 and 50 B.
For the first time, this year I observed that there will be a significant difference between the preferences of voters in urban centers and the voters in rural parts of the country.
Washington, June 8 ( ANI ): A new study involving an Indian origin scientist has revealed that children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Finding of a new study showed that children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas.
Making use of ecological modernisation theory, this dissertation, completed in 2011 at Wageningen University, considers the case for three urban centers bordering the Lake Victoria basin in East Africa.
Focusing on urban centers, exhibits for this month's series open on May 17 and conclude with the symposia featuring industry experts on May 24.
The project, to be achieved in 18 months, is part of a programme aiming at slums clearance and housing provision in urban centers.
In urban centers, the rate slightly decreased from 13.
After 22 years of serving smaller rural communities throughout Alberta, CFWE is now adding Alberta's urban centers to its broadcast network.
The compact is a pledge of solidarity among urban centers too often underappreciated by policymakers on Beacon Hill.

Full browser ?