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Updated Eligibility Data

On Sept. 1, 2023, the CDFI Fund released updated 2016-2020 American Community Survey (ACS) low-income community (LIC) data for the new markets tax credit (NMTC) incentive. The new data can be used beginning Sept. 1, 2023, with a one-year transition period in which applicants can alternatively choose to use 2011-2015 data..

New Markets Tax Credit Low-Income Community Census Tracts - American Community Survey 2016-2020 Eligibility File (September 1, 2023)

New Markets Tax Credit 2016-2020 American Community Survey Data Frequently Asked Questions (September 1, 2023)

2011-2015 Data

New Markets Tax Credit Low-Income Community Census Tracts - American Community Survey 2011-2015 (November 2, 2017)

New Markets Tax Credit 2011-2015 American Community Survey Census Transition FAQs (October 30, 2017)

Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas of the United States and Puerto Rico, March 2020

This Census Bureau map shows metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, metropolitan divisions and their component counties.

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Census 2000 Geographic Terms and Concepts

Metropolitan Area
The general concept of a metropolitan area (MA) is one of a large population nucleus. Each MA must contain either a place with a minimum population of 50,000 or a U.S. Census Bureau-defined urbanized area and a total MA population of at least 100,000 (75,000 in New England).

Within urban, you have urbanized areas and urban clusters. 

Urbanized area (UA)
An urbanized area (UA) consists of densely settled territory that contains 50,000 or more people.

Urban cluster (UC)
An urban cluster (UC) consists of densely settled territory that has at least 2,500 people but fewer than 50,000 people.

Rural consists of all territory, population, and housing units located outside of UAs and UCs.

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