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Rural/Urban Classification

Every school in the United States is located in either a rural or an urban area, based on the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) data. When you are calculating an individual school’s discount level, you must determine if the school is rural or urban in order to properly calculate its percentage discount.

NOTE: Calculations for percentage discounts are always based on data - including rural or urban status - at the level of an individual school or school building.

Choose your state, district or territory from the list below to see the appropriate information. To interpret your search results, please refer to How to Interpret the Rural/Urban Classification Search Results in the Reference Area of this web site.

Table of Rural Areas by State (Revised 12/06/2000)

  • All the counties listed in regular type are Rural and the entire county is considered Rural.
  • County names in bold type indicate that portions of the county are considered Rural.
  • *ONLY Indicates Census Tracts or Areas that ARE Rural
  • **EXCEPT Indicates Census Tracts or Areas that ARE NOT Rural.

Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arizona
Arkansas

California
Colorado
Connecticut

Delaware
Florida

Georgia
Guam

Hawaii

Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa

Kansas
Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon

Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina
South Dakota

Tennessee
Texas

Utah

Vermont
Virginia
Virgin Islands

Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

  Content Last Modified: May 2, 2003