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MetroDynamics: Assessing Competitive Position and Change

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How are business opportunities changing by metro? What are the trends? Will trends be sustained? How does one metro compare to another metro or a set of metros based a selected measure or a composite of different factors? Which metro county and place/city components are growing faster or slower and how are they changing? MetroDynamics uniquely enables you to perform these analyses and get answers to these types of questions. With more than 93 percent of the U.S. population living in metropolitan areas, MD is an essential resource to examine demographic and economic composition and changing patterns.

MetroDynamics is a database and information service providing access to historical, current, and projected demographic, economic, and related data organized for metropolitan areas. Use MetroDynamics to view and analyze changing conditions and patterns in the context of trends and with data on employment, businesses, wages, population shifts, and many other metrics required to understand the real dynamics of one metro or a set of metros.

News and Related Developments ...

  • Updated metro GDP estimates available March 2011.
  • Census 2010 demographics now being integrated into metro projections (2/3/11-3/31/11).
      ... See selected county Census 2010 demographics.
  • MetroView: view metro Situation & Outlook reports
  • Metro GIS Toolset: geospatial analysis of metro-county demographic-economic patterns
  • Metropolitan Area Designations

U.S. State, Metro, County Population Trends: 2000 to 2020 Interactive Ranking Table
  See ranking table usage notes below ranking table. See related ranking tables.
  To view metros only, select by Summary Level (SumLev dropdown below ranking table).
  Click link in CBSA column (MSAs only) to view extended metro profile.

Order Estimates & Projections in CSV File Structure
Order the estimates & projections for use on your computer. The CSV file may be opened with Excel and used with most spreadsheet and analytical software. The CSV file provides annual data for the period 2000 to 2020. The estimates and projections are a part of the ProximityOne Situation & Outlook program. More detailed demographic subject matter are available; demographics for smaller area geography (census tracts) are also part of this program. Data presented in the ranking table are intended for end use in this medium only.

Using the Ranking Table
  • Click on a column header to sort on that column; click column header again to sort in other direction.
  • Click ShowAll button to show all tabulation areas and restore full set of data view.
  • Click State to select on geographies in a selected state (click ShowAll between selections).
  • Click SumLev to select a type of geography (click ShowAll between selections).
  • Click link in CBSA column (MSAs only) to view metro profile (click ShowAll between selections).
  • Key in text/area name in text box to right of Find-in-Name button then click button to locate all matches (case sensitive).

Column Headers
  • SumLev - Summary Level (see below)
  • StCty - State + County FIPS Code
  • CBSA - Core-Based Statistical Area Code
      Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) or Micropolitan Statistical Area (MISA)
  • MDiv - Metropolitan Statistical Area-Metropolitan Division Code
      ... more about metropolitan areas
  • Pop2000 -- population 7/1/2000 (Census Bureau)
  • Pop2009 -- population 7/1/2009 (Census Bureau)
  • Pop2010 -- population 7/1/2010 (ProximityOne)
  • Pop2020 -- population 7/1/2020 (ProximityOne)
  • Ch2000-10 -- population change 2000 to 2010
  • %Ch2000-10 -- percent population change 2000 to 2010
  • Ch2010-20 -- population change 2010 to 2020
  • %Ch2010-20 -- percent population change 2010 to 2020

Summary Levels
010 United States
040 State
050 County
310 Metropolitan Statistical Area
314 Micropolitan Statistical Area

Use MetroDynamics to access more data with more analytical versatility.

MetroDynamics Online. Access new metropolitan area ranking tables and related datasets. These ranking tables are designed for those interested in online access/analysis of metro data and acquiring demographic/economic data for use with spreadsheet and viewer software. See details.

Custom Estimates. We develop custom estimates of quarterly establishments and employment by detailed industry to meet your needs. Analyze competitive position for your specific types of business. More information.

Who Uses MD? Just about anyone who needs answers to the types of the questions posed above. Businesses of all sizes and types need MD to get answers to questions relating to market opportunity, costs of doing business, and competitive position. Investors and the financial community use MD to assess viability of prospective investments, help determine risk, and examine alternatives. Individual metro stakeholder organizations can uniquely compare and contrast their metro to other metros to assist in attracting new businesses to their region and to promote reasons people should live in their region. Associations and special interest group organizations use MD to determine the dynamics of the size and distribution of companies and types of businesses or employment by industry where they have members or impact entities.

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MetroDynamics Interactive Start-up View
Key Benefits. There is no other comparable set of multi-sourced, integrated data providing you with the most up-to-date data about each metropolitan area. Using MetroDynamics (MD), get answers to your questions. Back-up or refute instinctive feelings with hard data.

Document conclusions with reports, tables, and maps. Using current definition metros, flexibly perform these types of operations ...

  • assess market opportunities
  • examine competitive position
  • learn about business/industry activity not available elsewhere
  • learn about trends
  • compare one metro to others
  • view maps of your locations in context of metros

Details on MD Operations and Features. See the Guide to MetroDynamics

Unique & Powerful Resource. MD is a problem solver. MD provides solutions to challenges facing analysts and decision-makers. MD uniquely enables you access the key diverse, disparate, and non-integrated Federal statistical data resources that become available at different times and in different formats. MetroDynamics provides you with access to a set of detailed, multi-sourced data organized for easy use and optional integration with your data.

MetroDynamics provides the analytical tools that enable you to easily access and analyze data and acquire the information that you need to make the best possible decisions.

Ordering Information. Use the MetroDynamics in the manner that best meets your needs.

1) Proximity MetroDynamics for interactive analysis on your Windows-based computer.

  • MD software with current and historical data
  • MD software with current and historical data and 12 month update subscription

2) Subscribe to MetroDynamics online
  ... online access to MetroProfile for any/all MSAs, updated quarterly.

3) Online access to selected MetroProfile for one to many metros.

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