CBSA Codes Database

cbsa codes 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.

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  • Data Format - CSV

    Comma-Separated Values (CSV) Text File

  • CBSA ZIP Code

    Official U.S. Postal Service five digit ZIP Code (ZIP to CBSA)

  • City

    Official city name used by the U.S. Postal Service

  • State

    Official U.S. Postal Service State Abbreviation

  • County

    The name of the county in which the ZIP Code is found.

  • CBSA Code

    Geographic location code as defined by the Office of Management and Budget

  • CBSA Name

    Geographic location name as defined by the Office of Management and Budget

  • CBSA Type

    A CBSA sub-classification:
    Micro - 10,000 to 50,000 population
    Metro - 50,000 + population

  • Rank

    A sequence number for each record indicating the greatest population to the least

  • CBSA Est. Population

    Current U.S. Census population estimates per CBSA Code

  • Division Code

    Code assigned to geographic areas having more than 2.5 million people

  • Division Name

    Name assigned to Division Code

  • Division Est. Population

    Current U.S. Census population estimates per Division Code