Metropolitan, Micropolitan, and Related Statistical Areas: Overview, Guidance, and Uses

Authors: Paul Mackun*, U.S. Bureau Of the Census
Topics: Population Geography
Keywords: metropolitan, micropolitan, United States
Session Type: Virtual Paper
Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM
Room: Virtual 28
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This presentation discusses Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-delineated metropolitan, micropolitan, and related statistical areas. It begins by examining key elements of the 2010 standards published by OMB to delineate statistical areas as well as noting relevant terminology related to the standards. The presentation then provides guidance on items such as ranking and titling of areas. The presentation offers examples of uses of metropolitan, micropolitan, and related statistical areas in data products released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Finally, the presentation notes that OMB leads periodic reviews of the standards.

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