U.S. government Core-Based Statistical Areas
Defined by the Office of Management and Budget, these are geographic locations neighboring urban areas of at least 10,000 people and/or are socioeconomically tied to the urban center by commuting. Prior to year 2000, these were collectively known as MSA- Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Micropolitan Statistical Areas.
An exclusive feature of GreatData CBSA Data is that the population statistics are calculated annually. Therefore, the CBSA rank is based on a more recent population than typical census data classifications.