AP Human Geography : Census Data on Urban Areas

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Example Questions

Example Question #102 : Cities & Urban Land Use

In order to be considered a metropolitan statistical area, an area needs to have a population of at least how many people?

Possible Answers:

50,000

80,000

100,000

10,000

25,000

Correct answer:

50,000

Explanation:

A metropolitan statistical area has a population of at least 50,000. If the population of an area is between 10,000 and 50,000, then the area is technically a micropolitan statistical area instead of a metropolitan statistical area.

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