metropolitan statistical area


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metropolitan statistical area

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Best-performing metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), low-priced homes, over the last one-year period (through 6/30/16)
NICBs "Hot Spots" report examines vehicle theft data obtained from the National Crime Information Center for the nation's 380 metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs.
The metropolitan statistical area measured included Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, which consists of Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, De Kalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton in Georgia.
When combined with Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the OMB's reach of statistical areas is doubled and encompasses 93 percent of the U.
This demonstrates the fact that the rural worker is injured in disproportionately larger numbers than the urban worker, since the majority of the Alabama population (64%) lives in a metropolitan statistical area (Bureau of the Census, 1986).
However, if an area has more than 1 million residents and meets other criteria, it is classified as a "consolidated metropolitan statistical area" (CMSA), which consists of two or more primary metropolitan statistical areas (PMSA's).
The metropolitan statistical area measured included Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, which consists of Bucks, Burlington, Camden, Cecil, Chester, Delaware, Gloucester, Montgomery, New Castle, Philadelphia and Salem in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
9 percent of the United States population in Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), 84.
However, if an area has more than 1 million residents and meets other criteria, it is classified as a Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA), consisting of two or more Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSA's).
Technically, the OMB eliminated Long Island's designation as a Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA).
Approximately 30 percent of black and Hispanic mortgage applicants were denied loans in the Boston metropolitan statistical area in 1990, compared with only 11 percent of white applicants.
Governmental sector employment dominates the local economy, as the majority of the commonwealth's 40,500 employees in the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) are located in the city, including those at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems (VCUHS).

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