Oregon Small Towns Declared 'Urban' by Feds

The Census Bureau released its once-a-decade list of the nation's urban areas and, naturally, it includes Oregon communities that have no three-story building, let alone the sort of night life, crime, congestion or vibe generally associated with urban centers. The bureau's basic definition of "urban" -- a city of at least 2,500 people -- was set in 1906 and has changed little since.
March 29, 2012
 

The Census Bureau released its once-a-decade list of the nation's urban areas and, naturally, it includes Oregon communities that have no three-story building, let alone the sort of night life, crime, congestion or vibe generally associated with urban centers. The bureau's basic definition of "urban" -- a city of at least 2,500 people -- was set in 1906 and has changed little since.

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