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Locale Code (localeCode)

Definitions

Locale code is a variable that NCES has created for general description, sampling, and other statistical purposes. Locale codes are derived to describe a school''s location ranging from `large city` to `rural.` These urban-centric locale codes are based on the physical location represented by an address that is matched against a geographic database maintained by the Census Bureau.

Code Set:
    City, Large - Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population of 250,000 or more.
    City, Midsize - Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population less than 250,000 and greater than or equal to 100,000.
    City, Small - Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population less than 100,000.
    Rural, Distant - Census-defined rural territory that is more than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
    Rural, Fringe - Census-defined rural territory that is less than or equal to 5 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is less than or equal to 2.5 miles from an urban cluster.
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Source: Handbooks
Identifier: 0839



Associated Data Sets

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localeCodetypePhysicalLocation


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