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The US is made up of close to 20,000 cities and towns. Image: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs)
The US is made up of close to 20,000 cities and towns, and 333 million individuals. Image: Visual Capitalist
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a chart showing the top ten most populated metropolitan areas in the US.
The top ten most populated metropolitan reas in the US. Image: Visual Capitalist

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The Texas triangle. Image: Visual Capitalist

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The region anchored by Salt Lake City requires more thought to divide into statistical areas. Image: Visual Capitalist

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New York City is the ultimate challenge for planners looking to categorize population centers. Image: Visual Capitalist

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Population patterns are constantly changing across the US. Image: Visual Capitalist
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