Urban-rural continuum

  • Andrea Cattaneo (Creator)
  • Andy Nelson (Creator)
  • Theresa McMenomy (Creator)



The urban–rural continuum classifies the global population, allocating rural populations around differently-sized cities. The classification is based on four dimensions: population distribution, population density, urban center location, and travel time to urban centers, all of which can be mapped globally and consistently and then aggregated as administrative unit statistics.
Date made available12 Jan 2021
Date of data production2015
Geographical coverageglobal

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