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Combined Statistical Areas Demographic Trends

Combined Statistical Areas are aggregates of adjacent metropolitan areas; they are groups of contiguous counties that have demographic-economic affinity. These 166 areas are important in market research and development for several reasons. Based on the 2015 population estimate, these areas include 244.1 million population of the total U.S. population of 321.4 million (76 percent). CSAs are at least two adjacent metropolitan areas -- reflecting a larger and broader market area. Due to their size (of many), it is often possible to develop more detailed custom demographic-economic estimates and projections than at the county or metropolitan area level. See more below about CSA definitions and relation to other geography.

This section provides an overview of recent demographic trends among CSAs and provides access to tools to further examine these areas, markets, and demographic-economic-business related characteristics. Use the interactive table below to examine patterns and relationships among CSAs of interest. Use the GIS project and datasets described below to examine CSAs in a mapping and geospatial analysis context.

As an example, the Houston CSA is comprised of the Houston MSA and four adjacent MISAs -- Bay City, Brenham, El Campo and Huntsville -- four relatively small metros. Compare this to the Los Angeles CSA -- the "old 5-county LA metro" -- comprised of three adjacent MSAs -- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario. The Los Angeles CSA is the second largest CSA (based on population) and more than twice the size of the 3rd largest CSA -- Chicago. Use the interactive table below to examine relationships among CSAs. Click the ShowAll button then the CSA Only button to rank/compare CSAs. Click the ShowAll button then select the CSA by code button to examine the metro and county components of a specific CSA of interest.

25 Largest CSAs based on 2015 Total Population
The following graphic shows the largest 25 CSAs based on the latest 2015 official population estimates. The intervals/colors are depicted in legend panel at left of map window. Create custom maps similar to this view for your regions of interest. Use the GIS project/datasets to examine alternative patterns such as percent change for different time periods. Set queries to include CSAs by peer group. Click graphic for larger view with more detail; expand browser window for best quality view.

View developed with CV XE GIS software using the us1.gis GIS project.

  • View all Combined Statistical Areas

Analyze CSA-Metro-County Demographic Patterns using GIS on Your Computer
View maps for your areas of interest. Add other geography/subject matter. Modify content, color settings, labeling and other attributes. See details about installing and getting started below in this section.
Join us in a Data Analytics Lab session (weekly Tuesdays) to learn more about creating variations of these views -- that you can develop on a Windows computer. There is no fee for these Web sessions.

Population by Combined Statistical Area: 2010-2015 Interactive Table
  Click ShowAll button between Find/Queries.
  Click column header cell to sort table on that column; click again to sort other direction.
  Use mouseover on column header to view column description.
  See usage notes below table. See demographic-economic interactive tables.


Usage Notes
Operations:
  • Click ShowAll between queries/filters.
  • Click a column header to sort on that column; click again to sort other direction.
  • Find-in-Name button
    .. enter a partial case-sensitive area name in the edit box to right of Find-in-Name button.
    .. click to Find-in-Name button to show only rows with that text in the area name (column 1).
  • FindCSA button
    .. enter an exact 3-character CSA code in the edit box to right of FindCSA button.
    .. click to FindCSA button to show only rows with that text in the CSA code (column 4).
    .. the default code 288 is the Houston CBSA code.
  • Population 2015 Min & Max> button
    .. click to show only peer group areas based on population
    .. the ShowAll button must be clicked before using this feature.
    .. in min and max edit boxes ...
    ... enter the minimum 2015 population in the left edit box.
    ... enter the maximum 2015 population in the right edit box.
    .. click 2015 Pop Min & Max button to view LEAs in group.
  • Click ShowAll between queries/filters.

Items in Table
- Name
- St
- CSA
- CBSA
- MD
- StCty
- Type
- Census2010 Population
- Population 2010
- Population 2011
- Population 2012
- Population 2013
- Population 2014
- Population 2015
- PopChg 2010-15
- %PopChg2010-15

GIS Project & Datasets -- Creating Map Pattern Views & Visual Analysis
1. Install the ProximityOne CV XE GIS
... run the CV XE GIS installer
... take all defaults during installation
2. The "US1.GIS" project is automatically opened.

Navigate (for example) to the Los Angeles area and create this view of the Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA CSA:

This view shows a thematic pattern map by county, counties labeled with name and 2015 population, the three component MSAs and the CSA with bold boundary.

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These data are authorized for personal, non-business, use and may not be redistributed nor used to provide professional advice. There is no warranty of any type associated with any aspect of these data. The user is solely responsible to any use, direct or indirect, that might be made of the data.

About CSAs
Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) consist of two or more adjacent Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) that have an employment interchange measure of 15 or more. CSAs and CBSAs are geographic delineations defined by OMB based on demographic-economic data developed by the Census Bureau. See related terms below.

CSAs are not all huge populated areas; they range from less than 40,000 population to more than 23 million population. Some metros than might seem to be included as CSAs are not. The Phoenix, AZ metro would be the 13th largest CSA based on population size but is not a CSA as it has not adjacent MSA or MISA.

Codes for Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Related Statistical Areas.
Codes for metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas (collectively referred to as "Core Based Statistical Areas" or "CBSAs"), metropolitan divisions, Metropolitan divisions are distinguished by a 5-digit code ending in "4."

Combined Statistical Area
Consists of two or more adjacent core based statistical areas (CBSAs) that have an employment interchange measure of 15 or more.

Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs)
Refer collectively to metropolitan statistical areas and micropolitan statistical areas. CBSAs consist of the county or counties (or equivalent entities) associated with at least one core (urbanized area or urban cluster) of at least 10,000 population, plus adjacent counties having a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured through commuting ties.

Employment Interchange Measure (EIM)
Is a measure of ties between two adjacent entities. It is the sum of the percentage of workers living in the smaller entity who work in the larger entity and the percentage of employment in the smaller entity that is accounted for by workers who reside in the larger entity.

Metropolitan Division
A county or group of counties (or equivalent entities) delineated within a larger metropolitan statistical area, provided that the larger metropolitan statistical area contains a single core with a population of at least 2.5 million and other criteria are met. A Metropolitan Division consists of one or more main/secondary counties that represent an employment center or centers, plus adjacent counties associated with the main/secondary county or counties through commuting ties. Not all metropolitan statistical areas will contain metropolitan divisions.

Metropolitan Statistical Area
A geographic entity delineated by the Office of Management and Budget for use by federal statistical agencies. Metropolitan statistical areas consist of the county or counties (or equivalent entities) associated with at least one urbanized area of at least 50,000 population, plus adjacent counties having a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured through commuting ties.

Metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas are collectively referred to as "Core Based Statistical Areas" (CBSAs).

Micropolitan Statistical Area
A geographic entity delineated by the Office of Management and Budget for use by federal statistical agencies. Micropolitan statistical areas consist of the county or counties (or equivalent entities) associated with at least one urban cluster of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000 population, plus adjacent counties having a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured through commuting ties.

Metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas are collectively referred to as "Core Based Statistical Areas" (CBSAs).

Principal City
The largest incorporated place with a population of at least 10,000 in a core based statistical area (CBSA), or if no incorporated place of least 10,000 population is present in the CBSA, the largest incorporated place or census designated place (CDP) in the CBSA. Additional places that meet specific criteria are also identified as principal cities.

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