non·​ur·​ban ˌnän-ˈər-bən How to pronounce nonurban (audio)
: not of, relating to, characteristic of, or constituting a city : not urban
a nonurban setting
nonurban populations

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But so did 55 percent of the nonurban coyote feces. Bethany Brookshire, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2022 Which means that Bethlehem Apostolic — a diverse Black church in a mostly White, nonurban area — may well be nationally unique. Nora Edinger, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 Perhaps the good doctor should move to a nonurban area and try a Medicare HMO plan. WSJ, 31 Aug. 2021 Gary Herbert, launched a 2017 initiative to create 25,000 jobs in rural counties and also supported an effort to encourage remote working in nonurban areas. Bethany Rodgers, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Aug. 2021 Bachelor’s degree holders in nonurban areas have mean earnings of $67,893, which puts their wages at a 46.4% premium compared to high school diploma holders and a 29.6% premium compared to associate degree holders. cleveland, 14 Aug. 2021 Active listings in nonurban areas rose nearly 30% in the March quarter from 2019, the company said. Maria Armental, WSJ, 13 May 2021 Mask-wearing levels are above 90% in the Minneapolis and Milwaukee areas, but drop to 82% in nonurban sections of Wisconsin, and 84% in Minnesota, according to Carnegie Mellon University's COVIDcast. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, 2 Nov. 2020 Though most of the world’s inhabitants live in cities, 98 percent of the earth is still nonurban. Nikil Saval, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonurban was in 1886

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“Nonurban.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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