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Census 2010 shows that America's urban population increased by 12.1 percent from 2000 to 2010, compared to the national overall growth rate of 9.7 percent. Urban areas now account for 80.7 percent of the U.S. population, compared to 79.0 percent in 2000.

Census 2000 urban and rural population by congressional districts are shown in the interactive ranking table in this section. Census 2010 urban/rural population data for 112th congressional districts can be tabulated at any time as the Census 2010 urban/rural census block data are available now. Census 2010 urban/rural population data for newly redrawn 113th congressional districts are scheduled to be released in early 2013.

More about urban-rural population definitions and patterns:
  • America's Urban Population: Patterns & Characteristics --
  • Urban Agglomerations --

Urban-Rural Population -- States & Congressional Districts - Census 2000 - Interactive Ranking Table
  See ranking table usage notes below ranking table. See related ranking tables --

Using the Ranking Table
  • Click on a column header to sort on that column; click column header again to sort in other direction.
  • Click ShowAll button to show all tabulation areas and restore full set of data view.
  • Click State to select on geographies in a selected state (click ShowAll between selections).
  • Click SumLev to select a type of geography (click ShowAll between selections).

Column Headers
  • Type -- D: Congressional District (110th/111th); S: State
  • State -- State Postal Code
  • StFIPS -- State FIPS Code
  • CD -- Congressional District code
  • StCD -- State FIPS + Congressional District code
Census 2000 SF1 sourced population:
  • Population - Total Population
  • Urban - Urban Population
  • %Urban - Percent Urban Population
  • UrbanizedArea - Population in Urbanized Areas
  • %UA - Percent Population in Urbanized Areas
  • UrbanCluster - Population in Urban Clusters
  • %UC - Percent Population in Urban Clusters
  • Rural - Population in Rural Areas
  • %Rural - Percent Population in Rural Areas

Urban-Rural Classifications
To qualify as an urban area, the territory identified according to criteria must encompass at least 2,500 people, at least 1,500 of which reside outside institutional group quarters. The Census Bureau identifies two types of urban areas:
  • Urbanized Areas (UAs) of 50,000 or more people
  • Urban Clusters (UCs) of at least 2,500 and less than 50,000 people

Rural includes all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area.

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