What Is the Difference between Urban and Rural?


The main difference between urban and rural is the density of human population and man-made structures in a particular area. Urban areas are more defined by the advancement in social amenities, infrastructure and socio-economic interactions and overall better standard of living. Rural areas are less populated and with few amenities and infrastructure, but based more on natural resources and events; it is majorly covered by natural vegetation and fauna.
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The US Census Bureau defines an urbanized area as having at least 50,000 people and urbanized clusters as having at least 2,500 people. Rural locations are all other areas not defined as urban.
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