non·​met·​ro·​pol·​i·​tan | \ ˌnän-ˌme-trə-ˈpä-lə-tən How to pronounce nonmetropolitan (audio) \

Definition of nonmetropolitan

: not of, relating to, or characteristic of a metropolis : not metropolitan nonmetropolitan communities For two centuries, cities were an irresistible magnet for internal American migration. In the 1970s, however, that path was reversed as nonmetropolitan areas grew by 14.4% and metropolitan areas by 10.5%.— Richard Stengel

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Recent Examples on the Web Medical care centers in metropolitan counties also had higher vaccine coverage than those in rural and nonmetropolitan urban counties, the researchers said. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 The researchers used US Department of Agriculture methodology to differentiate between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Travis Caldwell, CNN, 1 Oct. 2021 However, the nonmetropolitan rate had not been double that of metropolitan areas since December 1, 2020. Travis Caldwell, CNN, 1 Oct. 2021 While the majority of nonmetropolitan counties have more than two available qualifying pharmacies that may offer vaccines, there are more than 100 counties which have no eligible pharmacies, according to the analysis. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 4 Mar. 2021 That is a shift from earlier in the pandemic, when there were more cases per 100,000 people in metropolitan areas and nonmetropolitan areas. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2020 There are now more cases per 100,000 people in nonmetropolitan counties than there are in metropolitan areas, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from Johns Hopkins and the Census Bureau. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2020 Numerous counties have been put on a warning list by the Department of Public Health, including many in smaller nonmetropolitan areas. Kevin Bessler, Washington Examiner, 28 Aug. 2020 Three other licenses will be distributed across nonmetropolitan northwestern Illinois. William Langhorne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of nonmetropolitan

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonmetropolitan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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