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metropolitan area

(1) Generally, any area in or around a city. (2) A concept developed by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to standardize the descriptions of geographical areas so that comparisons of data among various federal agencies could be on an apples-to-apples basis; all data regarding a particular metropolitan area would apply to the same geographical area and the same population density and profile.Today,the concept is called core-based statistical areas,which include metropolitan statistical areas and micropolitan statistical areas. One may find statistical information about each at the Web site of the U.S. Census, www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/aboutmetro.html.

• Metropolitan statistical areas contain at least one urbanized area of 50,000 people or more.

• Micropolitan statistical areas contain at least one urbanized area and a population of 10,000 to 50,000 people.

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Along with Birmingham City Centre, SevenCapital is also focusing their investments on the London commuter belt.
London and its commuter belt is pulling away from the rest of the country.
One group, of women graduates, clustered particularly in London and the commuter belt, is having children very late and the rest are having them at much the same age as their mothers and their grandmothers did," she said.
Cllr Knowles said the road part of the commuter belt between London and Portsmouth had not witnessed any major incidents prior to Monday night's crash.
The commuter belt of Al Khan (Mamzar) and Al Nahdah faired better, with only a one per cent drop, while the more desirable Corniche area - which has the highest rents in Sharjah, ranging from Dhs22,000 to Dhs54,000 for studios to three--bedroom units, saw a marginal gain of two per cent.
The premises are on a prominent site in Sunbury-on-Thames just off the main roundabout to the M3, close to the M25 motorway and well within the London commuter belt.
cruises and Southampton is closer to both Mediterranean destinations and the wealthy Surrey commuter belt.
The premise is based on research which paints most of us who live in cities as always miserable and desperate for a go at life on the other side of the commuter belt where, naturally, the grass is greener.
Reflecting the reliance of Scotland, London and commuter belt of East Anglia on financial services jobs, dissatisfaction with employers rose to between 58%-65%.
But the New York doctor now plans to rebuild his home on the same piece of land in the city's Long Island commuter belt.
Local councillor and leader of Caerphilly council, Lindsay Whittle said: 'Half of that estate is a commuter belt for people living and working in Caerphilly or Cardiff and half is where a lot of retired people live.
Plans to build up to 2,000 homes on farmland next to an exclusive commuter belt are now unlikely to go ahead