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 Beaver Dam micropolitan area topped The New York Times' list of fastest-growing outbreaks among metro and micro areas. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin reports 3,800 new cases, 45 deaths and a record-high seven-day positivity rate of 27.2%," 28 Oct. 2020 Notes: Each triangle represents the number of deaths in a metropolitan or micropolitan area. Karen Yourish, New York Times, "See How the Coronavirus Death Toll Grew Across the U.S.," 6 Apr. 2020 The final index is comprised of 70 micropolitan statistical areas. Shelly Hagan And Wei Lu, chicagotribune.com, "These are the best places to own a vacation home in the US," 27 Aug. 2019 These included large urban areas, fringe metropolitan, medium metro, small metro, micropolitan and rural areas. Steven Reinberg, CBS News, "Rural Americans are more likely to die from preventable causes, CDC reports," 8 Nov. 2019 Each city listed represents a United States Office of Management and Budget metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area that includes surrounding suburbs and nearby cities. Monica Corcoran Harel, Marie Claire, "Scale and the City," 24 Sep. 2013 The town is included as part of the Hammond micropolitan statistical area. Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com, "See how population has changed in 15 cities, towns in the greater New Orleans area," 26 May 2017

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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 1 Mar. 2021.

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