A census-designated place (CDP). is a concentration o population defined bi the Unitit States Census Bureau for statistical purposes anerly. CDPs hae been uised in each decennial census syne 1980 as the coonterpairts o incorporatit places, such as ceeties, touns, an veelages for the purposes o gatherin an correlatin stateestical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include ane offeecially designatit but currently unincorporatit smaw commonty, for which the CDP is namit, plus surroondin inhabitit kintraside o varyin dimensions an, occasionally, ither, smawer unincorporatit commonties as well. CDPs include smaw landwart commonties, colonias locatit alang the U.S. border wi Mexico, an unincorporatit resort an retirement commonties an their environs.
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- "Geographic Terms and Concepts – Place". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- "Chapter 9 – Places" in Geographic Areas Reference Manual (GARM), United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 19, 2016.
- U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census Designated Place (CDP) Program for the 2010 Census — Proposed Criteria, 72 Federal Register 17326-17329, April 6, 2007.
- "Glossary". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- "Census Designated Place (CDP) Program for the 2010 Census – Final Criteria" (PDF). Federal Register (Volume 73, Number 30). February 13, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2016.