* Not necessarily equivalent to the Census definition of the metropolitan area. ** This is the metropolitan area of Detroit within US borders. A larger metropolitan area containing the Windsor, Ontario area is used internationally. *** The Bay Area is a much larger area than the OMB's rather limited MSA, corresponding more closely to the San Jose - San Francisco - Oakland Combined Statistical Area
MetropolitanStatisticalAreas (MSAs) reflect the efforts of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to map some popular images (such as New York as a metropolis, or “Greater Philadelphia”;) using urban census data.
Adjacent counties may be included in the MSA if they meet certain criteria of integration into the metropolitanarea.
The sprawling Chicago urbanized area is populous enough to characterize a Consolidated MetropolitanStatisticalArea (CMSA).
One difference between the 2000 standards for metropolitan and micropolitan statisticalareas and previous standards is that the 2000 standards use urbanized areas to identify metropolitanareas, whereas previous standards relied primarily on incorporated cities, and, less commonly, urbanized areas to identify metropolitanareas.
Counties in a metropolitanstatisticalarea of 250,000 to 999,999 population
Counties in a metropolitanstatisticalarea of 50,000 to 249,999 population
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