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Are Small Towns Really Urban Places? Eastern Montana According to the U.S. Census Bureau

By Martin W. Lewis | July 14, 2022 |

In 1910, when the urbanization rate in the United States stood at only 45.6 percent (with Montana recording 35.5 percent), it made sense to classify small towns as urban places. It no longer does. Depicting Dawson County now as “mostly urban” is misleading, based on an antiquated classification system. 

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