Beale code

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For the cipher texts, see Beale ciphers.

In geography and demography, a Beale code refers to the Rural-Urban Continuum Coding system originally developed by David L. Brown and later popularized by Calvin Beale at the United States Department of Agriculture in 1975.[1] The Beale code system now is used by many other countries, such as Canada.


  1. ^ David L. Brown, Fred K. Hines, and John M. Zimmer, Social and Economic Characteristics of the Population in Metro and Nonmetro Counties: 1970.[1]