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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-1890



Public Feedback Invited for Definition of Rural Municipality

[51 Pa.B. 7055]
[Saturday, November 13, 2021]

 The Center for Rural Pennsylvania (Center) seeks to update their definition of rural/urban municipalities and invites public comment on any potential change. The Center's current definition for a rural municipality is as follows:

 A municipality is rural when the population density within the municipality is fewer than the 2010 statewide average density of 284 people per square mile, or the total population is less than 2,500, unless more than 50 percent of the population lives in an urbanized area as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. All other municipalities are considered urban.

 At minimum, the Center will update this definition to the 2020 Statewide average population density of 291 people per square mile.

 This definition is used by the Center for statistical analysis purposes only.

 Individuals may submit comments and suggestions for an updated definition by e-mailing the Center at Comments must be received by November 21, 2021.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1890. Filed for public inspection November 12, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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