Ch 13.6 Defining Urban Settlements
Urban Settlements can be defined in three ways
In the United States, the central city and the surrounding build-up suburbs are called an urbanized area.
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
MSA is a method of measuring the functional area of a city. MSA includes the following.
1. An urbanized area of at least 50,000 inhabitants.
2. The county within the city is located.
3. Adjacent counties with a high population density and a large percentage of residents workin in the central city's county.
Large city and urban settlement
New York City, New York
Huge Metropolitian area that overlaps with other metropolitan areas.
Big urban city
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