To determine the population of a city, you must know the statistics of Central City's neighborhood. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city is considered to be a metropolitan statistical area, which means it is larger than a village or town. The county in which the central city is located is also included in this measure. In almost every country, a central city is recognized as a city, but the city is considered a part of the metropolitan area.
Sociologists developed three models to understand the structure of cities. Two of them are sector models, while one is a modification of the latter. All three can explain contemporary patterns in urban areas, although the rapid growth of land area and population has made these models less applicable in many cities. Listed below are the three different models and how each fits together. Among the three models, the peripheral model is the most accurate and is applicable in most cities.