Locale Code
 
The agency locale code is based on the locale codes of the schools in the agency, weighted by the number of pupils in each school. The agency locale code does not necessarily reflect the entire attendance area or residences of enrolled students. If 50 percent or more of students attend schools in a single locale code, that code is assigned to the district. If no one locale code makes up 50 percent of students then schools are grouped with locale codes 1 and 2 in one group; 3, 4, and 8 in another group; and 5, 6 and 7 in another group. The group that has the largest number of students is determined, and a district locale code is assigned based on the largest number of students in that group. If the number of students between two or more groups is the same, then the largest (i.e. most rural) locale code is assigned. Districts with no schools or students were given a locale code of "N". The Code translations are as follows:

Code Locale Type Definition
11 City: Large Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population of 250,000 or more.
12 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.
13 City: Small Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population less than 100,000.
21 Suburb: Large Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more.
22 Suburb: Midsize Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area with population less than 250,000 and greater than or equal to 100,000.
23 Suburb: Small Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area with population less than 100,000.
31 Town: Fringe Territory inside an urban cluster that is less than or equal to 10 miles from an urbanized area.
32 Town: Distant Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 miles and less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
33 Town: Remote Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 35 miles of an urbanized area.
41 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.
42 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.
43 Rural: Remote Census-defined rural territory that is more than 25 miles from an urbanized area and is also more than 10 miles from an urban cluster.
 
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