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View Poll Results: Which US Census categories for cities and towns have you lived in?
Only MSAs 13 52.00%
Only μSAs 0 0%
Only rural counties 1 4.00%
MSAs and μSAs 4 16.00%
MSAs and rural counties 1 4.00%
μSAs and rural counties 0 0%
All three 6 24.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-29-2019, 04:58 PM
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Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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"Rural county" for the purpose of this question is a county that's not part of a Metropolitan (MSA) or Micropolitan (μSA) Statistical Area.

Only MSAs for me - although within that category, I've lived everywhere from dense mixed-use city neighborhoods to standalone small towns that lay at the fringes of suburban counties. Lately I've been romanticizing micropolitan or rural life, not sure why.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Madison, NJ
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All of NJ is within a MSA but it's not to say that we don't have plenty of more rural areas.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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I've grewed up in a micropolitan area majority of my life. Lived in the burbs of Nashville & Hattiesburg. I lived in a rural county for over 3 years. Residing in the 8th largest micropolitan area in the U.S currently.

I'm a fan of urban areas and micropolitan areas generally are just scale down metros to me ( explored about 8 or so in my travels). They have somewhat of a mix of metro amenities( Primary ones with an Interstate) & small town amenities.
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Old 10-01-2019, 05:50 AM
 
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only MSAs
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:56 AM
 
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Grew up and currently live in a rural county, but lived in an MSA while in college/grad school.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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If I can count 5 weeks as living somewhere, then I do have one micropolitan stat area under my belt. Otherwise all MSAs.
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