This website contains historical information on the RUCAs - an update is in progress
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Urbanized Area and Urban Cluster Populations

Data are now included in the RUCA ZIP Version 2 download files on the populations of the Census Bureau defined Urbanized Areas and Urban Clusters associated with the RUCA codes. These data were not made available for Version 1 of the RUCAs. The data are available for: a) the population of the primary work commuting flow destination, b) the population of the secondary (second largest) work commuting flow destination, and c) the origin ZIP code (if it is within a defined Urbanized Area or Urban Cluster).

These data are provided so that they can be used in combination with the RUCA codes to refine their use. Here is a list of some but not all of the ways in which these data can be used with the RUCA codes: