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TitleGeo Changes: U.S. - OMB Metro Areas [2006-2013]
AuthorPhillip Thorne
Question

A summary of changes to OMB-defined core-based statistical areas (metro areas) and their effect on Data Buffet geo codes, from 2006-2013.

Answer

Metropolitan statistical areas and related geographies (informally, "metro areas") in the United States are known as core-based statistical areas and consist of aggregated adjacent counties (or equivalent areas).  CBSAs are defined by the White House Office of Management and Budget, which updates the list annually based on changes in population and commuting.  Moody's Analytics defines corresponding geography codes for use in Data Buffet, and synchronizes with OMB's changes.

Our U.S. Metro Forecast product contains those areas listed by the OMB.

Changes of particular interest are:

  • Sarasota, Florida, which has been redefined twice in recent years with consequent geo code changes, from MSAR to MBRA to MNPT.
  • New York (MNEY), which contains four metro divisions, three of which were redefined between 10-02 and 13-01 (see related article).

Official references:

Consequences to Data Buffet of OMB CBSA changes:

  • Upon a name change, we update our geography database.
  • Upon an identifier change, we create a new alphabetic geo code.
  • We change our estimated and forecast time series to use the new geo code.
  • We enter a new or replacement geo code into the applicable geography lists.

Moody's Analytics geography codes for different types of CBSAs look different:

  • M^^^ - Metropolitan statistical area
  • DM^^^ - Metropolitan division
  • O^^^ - Micropolitan statistical area
  • CS^^^ - Combined statistical area

In this summary table, CBSAs are grouped by physical identity (regardless of name or constituent changes) and are ordered by state (or alphabetically-first state if they span state boundaries) and year of change. (For example, "2006" indicates Bulletin 06-01.)  The "FIPS" column contains the official numeric identifier and "MA" our geo code.  

Attached to this article is a Microsoft Excel worksheet with three additional columns that explain what specific action was performed and which constituent areas were involved.

FIPS MA Name State(s) Vintage
    Arizona    
29420 OLEH Lake Havasu City-Kingman AZ 2006
29420 MLAH Lake Havasu City-Kingman AZ 2007
43320 OSHO Show Low AZ 2008
38060 MPHO Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ 2008
38060 MPHO Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale AZ 2009
    Arkansas    
308 CSJOB Jonesboro-Paragould AR 2006
48340 OWEA West Helena AR 2007
25760 OHEW Helena-West Helena AR 2008
    California    
40140 MRIV Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario CA 2006
472 CSSAC Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Truckee CA-NV 2006
472 CSSAC Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Yuba City CA-NV 2007
12540 MBAK Bakersfield CA 2008
12540 MBAK Bakersfield-Delano CA 2009
    Colorado    
216 CSDEN Denver-Aurora-Boulder CO 2006
15860 OCAO Canon City CO
2008
15860 OCAO Cañon City CO 2009
    Florida    
?   Vero Beach FL 2005
42680 MVER Sebastian-Vero Beach FL 2006
37380 OPLM Palm Coast FL 2006
37380 MPLM Palm Coast FL 2007
422
CSORL Orlando-The Villages FL 2006
422
CSORL Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach FL 2007
412 CSDEL Deltona-Daytona Beach-Palm Coast FL 2007
442
CSPSL Port St. Lucie-Sebastian-Vero Beach FL 2007
494 CSSAR Sarasota-Bradenton-Punta Gorda FL 2007
42260 MSAR Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice FL 2007
14600 MBRA Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice FL 2008
35840 MNPT North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota FL 2009
29460 MLAE Lakeland FL 2007
29460 MLAE Lakeland-Winter Haven FL 2008
36740 MORL Orlando-Kissimmee FL 2008
36740 MORL Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford FL 2009
23020 MFWB Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin FL
2008
18880 MCRE Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin FL 2009
    Illinois    
16980 MCHI Chicago-Naperville-Joliet IL-IN-WI 2008
16980 MCHI Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL-IN-WI 2009
16974 DMCHI Chicago-Naperville-Joliet IL-IN-WI 2008
16974 DMCHI Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL-IN-WI 2009
    Indiana    
?   Indianapolis IN 2005
26900 MIND Indianapolis-Carmel IN 2006
515 CSSOU South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka IN-MI 2007
    Iowa    
?   Des Moines IA 2005
19780 MDES Des Moines-West Des Moines IA 2006
?   ?   2005
22800 OKEO Fort Madison-Keokuk IA-MO 2006
    Louisiana    
19760 ODER De Ridder LA
2008
19760 ODER DeRidder LA 2009
256 CSFTP Fort Polk South-De Ridder LA
2008
256 CSFTP Fort Polk South-DeRidder LA 2009
    Maryland    
13644 DMBET Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick MD 2007
13644 DMBET Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg MD 2008
13644
DMBET Bethesda-Frederick-Rockville MD 2008
13644 DMBET Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick MD 2009
    Massachusetts    
148 CSBOS Boston-Worcester-Manchester MA-NH 2005
148 CSBOS Boston-Worcester-Manchester MA-RI-NH 2006
21604 DMESS Esses County MA 2006
37764 DMPEA Esses County MA 2007
    Michigan    
19820 MDET Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI 2006
47644   ?   2005
47644 DMWRE Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills MI 2006
    Nevada    
22280 OFRN Fernley NV 2006
456 CSREN Reno-Sparks-Fernley NV 2006
    New Jersey    
20764 DMEDI Edison NJ 2007
20764 DMEDI Edison-New Brunswick NJ 2008
    New Mexico    
40760 ORUI Ruidoso NM 2006
    North Carolina    
16740 MCHR Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord NC-SC 2008
16740 MCHR Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC 2009
    Ohio    
47860 OWSH Washington OH 2007
47920 OWHC Washington Court Hourse OH 2008
    Oklahoma    
48220 OWEH Weatherford OK 2009
    Oregon    
38900 MPOT Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton OR-WA 2008
38900 MPOT Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA 2009
    Pennsylvania    
428 CSPHI Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland PA-NJ-DE-MD 2006
    South Carolina    
16700 MCHS Charleston-North Charleston SC 2007
16700 MCHS Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville SC 2008
34820 MMYB Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach SC 2007
34820 MMYB Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway SC 2008
    Tennessee    
314 CSKNO Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette TN 2006
392 CSMOW Morristown-Newport TN 2006
    Texas    
206 CSDAL Dallas-Fort Worth TX 2006
23240 OFRD Fredericksburg TX 2007
12420
MAUS Austin-Round Rock TX 2008
12420 MAUS Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos TX 2009
41700 MSAZ San Antonio TX 2008
41700 MSAZ San Antonio-New Braunfels TX 2009
31920
OMAR Marble Falls TX 2009
126 CSAUS Austin-Round Rock-Marble Falls TX 2009
    Washington    
500 CSSEA Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia WA 2006
500 CSSEA Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia WA 2007
28420 MKNE Kennewick-Richland-Pasco WA 2007
28420 MKNE Kennewick-Pasco-Richland WA 2008
    West Virginia    
48260 MWEI Weirton-Steubenville WV-OH
2008
44600 MSTE Steubenville-Weirton OH-WV 2009
    Wisconsin    
?   ?   2005
32270 OWSC Marshfield-Wisconsin Rapids WI 2006



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