METRO indicates whether a household was located in a metropolitan area. For households within metropolitan areas, METRO specifies whether the housing unit was inside or outside the central city of the metropolitan area.”
the central city a precisely defined concept? Does
the central city refer to the city that is the “substantial population nucleus” of the metropolitan area? Or is it some smaller, denser region?
For a “substantial population nucleus” that consists of two cities (looking at you, Twin Cities), do residents of both get
METRO = 2? What about residents of Bloomington (
METAREA = 5121)?
Thanks in advance!