Metro Areas

Metro Areas represents over 1,000 major metropolitan areas around the world, including top real estate markets. These areas incorporate satellite cities, towns and rural areas that are socio-economically linked to an urban core.

These metro areas include the top real estate markets and typically have a population greater than 50,000 with an overall population density of at least 1,000 people per square mile.


  • Identifies the geographic extent of the key metropolitan areas around the world. These locations are comprised of cities, towns and rural areas that are socio-economically linked to urban centers.
  • Provides detailed descriptions of metropolitan areas that represent the economic, cultural, and population concentrations more accurately than US Census Bureau CBSA definitions.


  • Clear, unambiguous boundaries align with Neighborhood Boundaries.
  • Geographic attribution shows overlapping administrative geographies.
  • Matching capability allows users to identify national and local metro areas with similar attributes.
  • Change table details adds/deletes/changes from the last release.
  • Quarterly updates show where change and coverage expansion has occurred.


  • Over 565 key metro boundaries in the United States and Canada.
  • Over 1,000 metro boundaries worldwide.
  • Each metro area polygon includes: Unique and persistent object ID, primary name, object type and subtype codes, centroid coordinate and area fields.
  • Names table provides alternative names and languages.


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