Core Based Statistical Areas

Core Based Statistical Areas provides the geographic boundaries and point information for more than 900 statistical regions defined by the Office of Management and Budget. A CBSA represents a highly populated core area and adjacent communities that have a high degree of economic and social integration with the core. CBSAs consist of counties and county equivalents, and are defined in two categories: Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

Benefits

  • Provides nationally consistent geographic boundary definitions for collection, tabulation and publication of federal statistics and content
  • Enables organizations to assess needs and implement business decisions at a local, geographic scale
  • Allows organizations to locate customers and assets and view associated patterns and trends when combined with complementary data

Features

  • CBSA boundary data
  • CBSA point (inventory) data
  • Correspondence file relating CBSAs to State, County, and Minor Civil Division (MCD)
  • New England City and Town Area (NECTA) data
  • Total area in square miles

Details

  • CBSA boundary data
  • CBSA point (inventory) data
  • Correspondence file relating CBSAs to State, County, and Minor Civil Division (MCD)
  • New England City and Town Area (NECTA) data
  • Total area in square miles

Specifications

Coverage
United States
Release schedule
Annually
Unit of Sale
Country

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