Map of the Day: Statistical Areas of the United States and Puerto Rico, November 2007

…from the ESRI Map Book, Volume 24

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“The Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas of the United States and Puerto Rico wall map (left) shows metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas (also known as core-based statistical areas), shows metropolitan divisions, and identifies their component counties. The Combined Statistical Areas of the United States and Puerto Rico wall map (right) shows combined statistical areas and identifies their component metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas. The printed map measures 55.5-by-36 inches. The boundaries and titles depicted on this map reflect the definitions issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in November 2007. The area definitions are based on the application of the 2000 Standards for Defining Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas to Census Bureau population estimates for incorporated places and selected minor civil divisions for 2005 and 2006, and in specified circumstances, local opinion.

“Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.”