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Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (2003+)

a PSC Data Resource

Resource Source:U.S. Census Bureau

Abstract

Metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas are defined by OMB. These standards for defining the areas are revised once every ten years, prior to each decennial census. Between censuses, the definitions are updated to reflect the most recent population estimates.

Annotation

Scroll down the page for links to the Definition Files. There are files for metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas and components; principal cities of metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas; counties with metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area codes; metropolitan statistical areas and components; micropolitan statistical areas and components; combined statistical areas and components; New England city and town areas (NECTAs) and components; Principal cities of NECTAs; Cities and towns with NECTA and Combined NECTA codes; Metropolitan NECTAs and components; and Micropolitan NECTAs and components.

Links:

Metropolitan definitions (Source: US Census Bureau)
Standards for defining metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas (Source: US Census Bureau)

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