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. The Beale code system now is used by many other countries, such as Canada.
- David L. Brown, Fred K. Hines, and John M. Zimmer, Social and Economic Characteristics of the Population in Metro and Nonmetro Counties: 1970.
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