micropolitan

adjective
mi·​cro·​pol·​i·​tan | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈpä-lə-tən How to pronounce micropolitan (audio) \

Definition of micropolitan

: of, relating to, or being a population area that includes a city with 10,000 to 50,000 residents and its surrounding communities

Examples of micropolitan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The county just south of Wisconsin Dells that includes Baraboo is considered micropolitan by the WRA. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 July 2021 If the standard were to change, these 144 places would be labeled micropolitan while maintaining many characteristics currently considered metropolitan. Camille Squires, Quartz, 23 June 2021 As the largest micropolitan area in the state, Mankato would have an unfair advantage against other small cities, Vogel said. John Reinan, Star Tribune, 5 June 2021 In a separate letter to the Office of Management and Budget, Hoeven said the proposal also would hurt micropolitan areas that were on the cusp of becoming metro areas. Mike Schneider, ajc, 16 Mar. 2021 Doing so would reclassify more than a third of the current 392 metro areas as micropolitan statistical areas. Mike Schneider, Star Tribune, 16 Mar. 2021 Doing so would reclassify more than a third of the current 392 metro areas as micropolitan statistical areas. Mike Schneider, ajc, 16 Mar. 2021 Areas with populations between 10,000 and 49,999 would continue to qualify as micropolitan. al, 7 Mar. 2021 The Beaver Dam micropolitan area topped The New York Times' list of fastest-growing outbreaks among metro and micro areas. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of micropolitan

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for micropolitan

micr- + (metro)politan entry 2

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“Micropolitan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micropolitan. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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