(AP) — There could also be fewer metro areas within the U.S. within the close to future. The federal authorities is proposing to downgrade 144 cities from the metropolitan statistical space designation.
Beneath the proposal, a metro space must have not less than 100,000 individuals in contrast with the 50,000-person threshold that was carried out greater than 70 years in the past.
Statisticians say the proposal is a very long time in coming, on condition that the U.S. inhabitants has greater than doubled since 1950. Some officers whose cities are on the checklist to be downgraded don’t consider it’ll have a significant impression. Others fear it’ll make them lose federal funds.
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