OMB Definition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas & Creating Urban/Suburban/Rural Classifications in NC

The 2015 Office of Management & Budget's bulletin gives "Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas" and serves to create the classifications of urban, suburban, and rural counties in North Carolina used for analysis:





Urban ALAMANCE
Urban BUNCOMBE
Urban BURKE
Urban CALDWELL
Urban CATAWBA
Urban CRAVEN
Urban CUMBERLAND
Urban DURHAM
Urban EDGECOMBE
Urban FORSYTH
Urban GUILFORD
Urban MECKLENBURB
Urban NASH
Urban NEW HANOVER
Urban ONSLOW
Urban ORANGE
Urban PITT
Urban WAKE
Urban WAYNE


Suburban ALEXANDER
Suburban ANSON
Suburban BRUNSWICK
Suburban CABARRUS
Suburban CHATHAM
Suburban DAVIE
Suburban FRANKLIN
Suburban GASTON
Suburban HAYWOOD
Suburban HENDERSON
Suburban HOKE
Suburban IREDELL
Suburban JOHNSTON
Suburban JONES
Suburban MADISON
Suburban PAMLICO
Suburban PENDER
Suburban PERSON
Suburban RANDOLPH
Suburban ROCKINGHAM
Suburban ROWAN
Suburban STOKES
Suburban UNION
Suburban YADKIN


Rural ALLEGHANY
Rural ASHE
Rural AVERY
Rural BEAUFORT
Rural BERTIE
Rural BLADEN
Rural CAMDEN
Rural CARTERET
Rural CASWELL
Rural CHEROKEE
Rural CHOWAN
Rural CLAY
Rural CLEVELAND
Rural COLUMBUS
Rural CURRITUCK
Rural DARE
Rural DAVIDSON
Rural DUPLIN
Rural GATES
Rural GRAHAM
Rural GRANVILLE
Rural GREENE
Rural HALIFAX
Rural HARNETT
Rural HERTFORD
Rural HYDE
Rural JACKSON
Rural LEE
Rural LENOIR
Rural LINCOLN
Rural MACON
Rural MARTIN
Rural MCDOWELL
Rural MITCHELL
Rural MONTGOMERY
Rural MOORE
Rural NORTHAMPTON
Rural PASQUOTANK
Rural PERQUIMANS
Rural POLK
Rural RICHMOND
Rural ROBESON
Rural RUTHERFORD
Rural SAMPSON
Rural SCOTLAND
Rural STANLY
Rural SURRY
Rural SWAIN
Rural TRANSYLVANIA
Rural TYRRELL
Rural VANCE
Rural WARREN
Rural WASHINGTON
Rural WATAUGA
Rural WILKES
Rural WILSON
Rural YANCEY