non·​met·​ro | \ ˌnän-ˈme-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce nonmetro (audio) \

Definition of nonmetro

: not of, relating to, or characteristic of a metropolis : nonmetropolitan nonmetro counties Even though nonmetropolitan population is growing faster than metro population, the nonmetro share of new homes has remained about 34%.— Robert Guenther

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In 1959, the nonmetro poverty rate was almost 35 percent. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "Rural internet can help shrink economic gap," 21 July 2017

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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