I'm struggling to say 'local community' in one word. Is there a suitable word which describes 'local community' or synonym?

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    Neighborhood? – Brian Donovan May 6 '15 at 17:28
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    Localcommunity. – John Lawler May 6 '15 at 17:30
  • @JohnLawler: Beat me to it. – Robusto May 6 '15 at 17:32
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Will neighborhood work well?

a district, especially one forming a community within a town or city. [Google]


How about microcosm ?

a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger. "Berlin is a microcosm of Germany, in unity as in division"

- Google


If are referring to people living in a place you may use,


  • Resident: one who resides in a particular place permanently or for an extended period, (AHD)
  • residents are not happy with new traffic rules that will be effective from next June in town.

Maybe you can use populace. According to Collins:

noun (sometimes functioning as plural)

1) the inhabitants of an area

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