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

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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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