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Q: Standard Metropolitan Statistical ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Standard Metropolitan Statistical
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: davidakruger-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 16 Oct 2002 08:50 PDT
Expires: 15 Nov 2002 07:50 PST
Question ID: 77296
Where can I find a free list of current Standard Metropolitan Statistical
Areas showing their total population and geogrpahical area?
Subject: Re: Standard Metropolitan Statistical
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 16 Oct 2002 11:39 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Here is a list of all metropolitan areas ranked by population from the
2000 Census:

"Census 2000 PHC- T- 3. Ranking Tables for Metropolitan Areas: 1990
and 2000
Table 3: Metropolitan Areas Ranked by Population: 2000" (Internet
release date: April 2, 2001)
U.S. Census Bureau

If you want the table in Excel or ASCII format, you can find it on
this page:

"Ranking Tables for Metropolitan Areas: Population in 2000 and
Population Change from 1990 to 2000 (PHC-T-3)"
U.S. Census Bureau

Please note that the term SMSA (standard metropolitan statistical 
area) has been replaced by the term MSA (metropolitan statistical 
area), and has also been placed within the catch-all term MA

"Appendix II: Metropolitan Areas: Concepts, Components, and
U.S. Census Bureau

The geographical areas covered by each MA are contained in the
following list:

"Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1999, with FIPS Codes" (last
revised January 28, 2002)
U.S. Census Bureau

- justaskscott-ga

Search strategy used on - 

Searched for "SMSA".

Browsed for subject "Metropolitan Area".

Clicked on "United States Census 2000" on home page, and on "Rankings
and Comparisons" on United States Census 2000 page.

Request for Answer Clarification by davidakruger-ga on 16 Oct 2002 12:58 PDT
The statistical date is great but I was also looking for geogrpahical
area in a map format.  Got Maps?

Clarification of Answer by justaskscott-ga on 16 Oct 2002 15:13 PDT
I think this is what you're looking for:

"1999 Metropolitan Area Maps by State"
U.S. Census Bureau

[downloaded from - "1999 Metropolitan Areas Page Sized Maps"
U.S. Census Bureau ]
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