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  ESRI Business Information Solutions - Services & Solutions - Defining a Study Area
New metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area definitions were announced by the United States Office of Management and Budget on June 6, 2003, based on application of the 2000 standards with Census 2000 data.
Micropolitan statistical areas are a new set of statistical areas that have at least one urban cluster of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000 population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.
Each state is responsible for establishing districts that are as equal in population as practicable for the purpose of electing representatives.
www.esribis.com /support/reports/definingstudyarea.html   (829 words)

 Kentucky State Data Center
The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas according to published standards that are applied to Census Bureau data.
The general concept of a metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area is that of a core area containing a substantial population nucleus, together with adjacent communities having a high degree of economic and social integration with that core.
The term "metropolitan area" (MA) was adopted in 1990 and referred collectively to metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), consolidated metropolitan statistical areas (CMSAs), and primary metropolitan statistical areas (PMSAs).
ksdc.louisville.edu /profiles/msa.htm   (346 words)

 Community Coder - Working with Data and Reports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
An area aggregating the 50 United States and District of Columbia.
Micropolitan Statistical Areas are a new set of statistical areas that have at least one urban cluster with a population of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000.
Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas are defined in terms of whole counties or county equivalents (e.g., the six New England states).
www.esri.com /software/community-coder/resources/working.html   (1392 words)

 ERS/USDA Briefing Room - Measuring Rurality: Rual-Urban Commuting Area Codes
Micropolitan and small town cores (codes 4 and 7, respectively) are tract equivalents of urban clusters.
Many micropolitan and small town cores themselves (and even a few metropolitan cores) have high enough out-commuting to other cores to be coded 2, 5, or 8; typically these areas are not job centers themselves but serve as bedroom communities for a nearby, larger city.
It is based on an overlay of ZIP code areas on census tracts and not on a separate analysis of population and commuting data unique to the ZIP code geographic unit.
www.ers.usda.gov /briefing/Rurality/RuralUrbanCommutingAreas   (1077 words)

 ERS/USDA Briefing Room - Measuring Rurality: What is a micropolitan area?
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was urged by various sources in the last decade to delineate the entire land surface of the country into areas, and not leave the territory outside of metro areas as an undifferentiated residual.
As with metro areas, outlying counties are included if commuting to the central county is 25 percent or higher, or if 25 percent of the employment in the outlying county is made up of commuters from the central county.
However, the population in noncore counties grew by 7.9 percent during the 1990s, compared with a growth rate of 9.9 percent in micro areas and 14 percent in metro areas.
www.ers.usda.gov /Briefing/Rurality/MicropolitanAreas   (420 words)

 United States micropolitan area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are urban areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999.
Micropolitan cities do not have the economic or political importance of large cities, but are nevertheless significant centers of population and production, drawing workers and shoppers from a wide local area.
The largest of the areas, the one whose core city is Torrington, Connecticut, had a population in excess of 180,000 in 2000; Torrington's population in that year's census was only 35,202.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_micropolitan_area   (364 words)

 FDIC: FYI - Highlights from the 2005 Summary of Deposits Data
Areas designated under the new micropolitan area definition showed a 1 percent increase in offices for the year, which was consistent with their 10-year average rate of growth.
Deposits grew by 9 percent in metropolitan areas during the most recent year (a rate similar to their annual average since 1995), while deposit growth in micropolitan areas was 5 percent.
Unit banks, which are banks with just a single headquarters office, have been combined with the branch office data to form the SOD database.
www.fdic.gov /bank/analytical/fyi/2005/101805fyi.html   (1417 words)

 About Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Each micropolitan statistical area must have at least one urban cluster of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000 population.
Under the standards, the county (or counties) in which at least 50 percent of the population resides within urban areas of 10,000 or more population, or that contain at least 5,000 people residing within a single urban area of 10,000 or more population, is identified as a "central county" (counties).
The title of each metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area consists of the names of up to three of its principal cities and the name of each state into which the metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area extends.
www.census.gov /population/www/estimates/aboutmetro.html   (879 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions
The areas include census regions and divisions, states, metropolitan areas, metropolitan divisions, micropolitan areas, combined areas, small labor market areas, counties and county equivalents, cities with a population of 25,000 and over, and all cities and towns in New England regardless of population.
Currently defined metropolitan and micropolitan areas are based on the application of the 2000 standards (which appeared in the Federal Register, December 27, 2000, pages 82228-82238) to data from the 2000 Census, as updated using more recent population estimates from the Census Bureau.
The approach used to estimate employment and unemployment in the census divisions, the states and the District of Columbia, and the eight substate areas is based on a signal-plus-noise model.
www.bls.gov /lau/laufaq.htm   (2523 words)

 Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas (metro and micro areas) are geographic entities defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics.
Each metro or micro area consists of one or more counties and includes the counties containing the core urban area, as well as any adjacent counties that have a high degree of social and economic integration (as measured by commuting to work) with the urban core.
In defining metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, OMB does not attempt to anticipate or take into account any nonstatistical uses that may be made of the definitions, nor will OMB modify the definitions to meet the requirements of any nonstatistical program.
www.census.gov /population/www/estimates/metroarea.html   (462 words)

 ARC | Research Reports
In 2003, OMB released metro and nonmetro areas from the 2000 Census.
Metro areas were previously defined to include central counties with one or more cities of at least 50,000 residents or with an urbanized area of 50,000 or more and total area population of at least 100,000.
Because of this comprehensiveness, using the census to estimate unemployment by place of residence for small areas is a straightforward exercise of tabulating individual respondents' employment status on the census by their county of residence.
www.arc.gov /index.do?nodeId=2488   (2862 words)

 Rural Assistance Center :: What is Rural?
The United States Census Bureau has taken the lead in creating a working definition of rural by defining what is urban or metropolitan, then defining rural by exclusion.
Census areas are delineated cooperatively by the state of Alaska and the U.S. Census Bureau for the purpose of presenting census data for the portion of Alaska not within an organized borough, city and borough, or municipality.
Noncore County A county that is neither in a Metropolitan Statistical Area or a Micropolitan Statistical Area.
www.raconline.org /info_guides/ruraldef   (3810 words)

 N C H S-- Data Definitions-- Micropolitan Statistical Area
Micropolitan areas were first defined in the 2000 OMB standards and are a differentiation of nonmetropolitan counties into two distinct groups: micropolitan and nonmicropolitan.
A micropolitan statistical area is a nonmetropolitan county or group of contiguous nonmetropolitan counties that contains an urban cluster of 10,000 to 49,999 persons.
A micropolitan statistical area may include surrounding counties if there are strong economic ties between the counties, based on commuting patterns.
www.cdc.gov /nchs/datawh/nchsdefs/micropolitanstatisticalarea.htm   (153 words)

 CGI - Census Maps
The Census Bureau identifies and tabulates data for the urban and rural populations and their associated areas solely for the presentation and comparison of census statistical data.
State map of Urban and Rural Areas from the 1990 Census
• Census Regions and Divisions of the United States
www.michigan.gov /cgi/0,1607,7-158-12540_13863---,00.html   (280 words)

 Local Area Unemployment Statistics Geographic Concepts
Standard geographic area definitions based on existing political divisions are used by the LAUS program to determine the specific areas for which estimates are generated.
New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) also were defined as an alternative to the county-based metropolitan and micropolitan areas in the six New England states; the LAUS program uses NECTAs rather than county-based areas for New England.
The 18 cities and towns that were isolated between the metropolitan and/or micropolitan areas defined by the Office of Management and Budget were not defined within labor market areas.
www.bls.gov /lau/laugeo.htm   (1013 words)

 Hurricanes by the Numbers
The 1950 coastal population of the states stretching from North Carolina to Texas.
Percentage growth of the coastal population of the states stretching from North Carolina to Texas between 1950 and 2005.
The 2005 population density of Florida’s coastal areas.
www.factmonster.com /spot/hurricane-census.html   (505 words)

 Census Bureau Place Definitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A micropolitan area can have one or more counties, and outlying counties are affected by commuting patterns the same way as in a metro area.
Thus, OMB cautions that Metropolitan Statistical Area and Micropolitan Statistical Area definitions should not be used to develop and implement Federal, state, and local nonstatistical programs and policies without full consideration of the effects of using these definitions for such purposes.
These areas should not serve as a general-purpose geographic framework for nonstatistical activities, and they may or may not be suitable for use in program funding formulas.
rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu /RuDis/Definitions.htm   (1668 words)

 Hilton Head Island Area Information
In the 2000 census, the total estimated population was measured at approximately 33,860; but the official town of Hilton Head stretches a bit short of the island itself, excluding a small parcel of land down the William Hilton Parkway (an extension of Highway 278 leading to the island from the mainland).
Thus, the actual island's population was measured at 34,407 in the 2000 census, with a slight increase in land area of.59 square miles.
This 'micropolitan' term was designated to the Hilton Head area after the census, which found Hilton Head to be 64% urban and 36% rural and also included the urban clusters of Beaufort (population 46,128), nearby Bluffton (5,848), and further out Ridgeland (3,616).
www.hiltonheadrealestates.com /hilton-head-area-info.asp   (381 words)

 Center for Weight and Health, U.C. Berkeley
Statistically, a metropolitan area is a group of counties that includes one urban area of at least 50,000 people.
A micropolitan area is a group of counties with an urban cluster of at least 10,000 people but not 50,000.
State and local: The data were weighted for surveys from 22 states and 14 large cities (each had an overall response rate of >60% and appropriate documentation).
www.cnr.berkeley.edu /cwh/surveys/surveys_us.shtml   (2062 words)

 Metropolitan Definitions
The new Metropolitan and Micropolitan areas include about 93 percent of the U.S. population - about 83 percent in Metropolitan Statistical Areas and 10 percent in Micropolitan.
All areas must still be composed of at least one county.
A new set of statistical areas, there are now 577 "Micropolitan Statistical Areas" in the United States plus 5 in Puerto Rico.
www.policom.com /metrodef.htm   (248 words)

 Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce
Poplar Bluff is considered a Micropolitan Area, a new designation created by the Office of Management Budget, which is an area that has a population of more than 10,000 but less than 50,000 and must include at least one county, Butler County in our case.
These Micropolitans are the regional economic and employment hubs of their areas and provide “big city” benefits on a manageable scale as well as being large enough to attract jobs, restaurants, and community organizations, but small enough to avoid most of the big city problems.
Poplar Bluff is ranked 96th in the United States and 3rd in Missouri in economic output.
www.poplarbluffchamber.org /economicdevelopment.asp   (357 words)

 The United Way State of Caring Index
It presents a full decade of data on eight measures of healthy births for each state and the nation's 50 largest cities, and it identifies cities and states with the best and worst performance on each measure.
The State of the Nation’s Ecosystems initiates a series of periodic reports on the lands, waters, and living resources of the United States.
The goal of The Child Indicator is to communicate the major developments within each sector of the child and youth indicators field to the larger community of interested users, researchers, and data developers on a regular basis.
national.unitedway.org /stateofcaring/datalinks.cfm   (5456 words)

 Define Study Area
A study area is geography for which data is analyzed in a report and/or map.
Drive-Time: Drive-time study areas are defined by the time it takes to drive from the outer border of the area to a site location.
Drive-time polygons are an effective tool for defining a trade area and describing an area where access to a site is affected by natural and man-made barriers such as mountains, rivers, lakes, canyons, bridges, and highways.
www.businessdecision.info /mapsreportsdata/definestudyarea.asp   (760 words)

 Batavia Micropolitan - Buffalo Niagara Enterprise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Buffalo, NY - The Greater Batavia, New York area is the third highest ranking Micropolitan in the United States for 2005, according to a new analysis by Site Selection Magazine.
"Micropolitan" (or Micropolitan Statistical Area) is a federal definition of cities with a population of 10,000 to 50,000 and cover at least one county.
"The designation of the Batavia MSA as one of the nation's top Micropolitans for two years running is testament to Genesee County's collaborative, well-focused and enlightened economic development process.
www.buffaloniagara.org /Home/Latest_News/BataviaMicropolitan   (517 words)

 Cure for the Common Codes
They were part of a new scheme that reflected our improved ability to define the metropolitan concept of a central densely populated area (the "central city") and the areas surrounding it.
The state FIPS code is displayed as the first detail line of the state-level reports, along with the standard 2-character state postal abbreviation.
The state FIPS code is also repeated as the first 2 digits of several other codes on the page, such as the county code.
mcdc2.missouri.edu /webrepts/commoncodes   (1408 words)

 Reference Maps
Census Regions and Divisions of the United States:
OMB further revised the metropolitan, micropolitan, and combined statistical area definitions based on new population estimates in December 2003.
Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas of the United States and Puerto Rico, June 6, 2003 (revised) (PDF
txsdc.utsa.edu /maps/reference   (544 words)

 Jimmy Faulkner - Mumblings, presented by Site One on the Internet
Lance Lacour, head man for the Baldwin County Economic Alliance, has reported that the Fairhope-Daphne Micropolitan area economically stands 11th in the United States and 4th in the Southeast in total economic strength.
Similar regions in the United States are ranked according to their economic strength, "defined as the long-term tendency for an area to consistently grow in both size and quality."
Historical data and numerous economic indicators were used to compile a matrix to evaluate the 361 metropolitan areas and 573 micropolitan areas.
www.siteone.com /columns/faulkner/articles/jf123004.htm   (667 words)

 Portales, New Mexico Population Demographics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The total population for the Micropolitan Area in 2000 was 63,062, easily exceeding the 50,000-person threshold.
By 2030, population for the Micropolitan Area is projected to reach 71,941.
The population projections for the Clovis-Portales Micropolitan Area are highly dependent on a number of external and internal factors and could fluctuate significantly, depending on how these factors play out over time.
www.portalesnm.org /development/population.shtml   (1532 words)

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