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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

QCEW Codes for Pre-2004 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (For SIC Coded Data)

QCEW data coded to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Systems (1972, 1977, and 1987 versions) were tabulated based on various versions of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) definitions that were released before 2003. Various versions of MSA definitions have been issued over the decades. There have been major revisions on approximate 10 year cycles, and (sometimes) minor revisions on annual cycles. The earliest posted tabulations of QCEW data by MSA data are for the 1975 period, but these were done based on the 1983 definitions, which received only minor revisions (even in the major revision cycle of 1994), until the release of Core Based Statistical Areas definitions in 2003. The table below shows the code and title relationships applicable to that period, and, specifically, are applicable to all QCEW SIC coded data, which are available for the 1975 to 2000 period. QCEW area code for MSAs differ from official MSA codes in that they have the character "M" preceding the official 4-digit MSA codes released by OMB. This allows the QCEW program to use a five-character field to hold the area codes, regardless of area type. Similarly, the QCEW program differs from OMB's official coding of Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Areas (CMSAs) by preceding their official two digit code with the characters "CMS". These are shown in the table below as well.

New Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) definitions and codes were released by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the June 2003 to March 2004 period. These codes were part of a larger body of codes called Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs). The QCEW program has used the March 2004 versions and updated versions of these definitions and codes for all NAICS based QCEW data that have been tabulated for MSAs and CBSAs. This includes NAICS coded data for the 1990 to 2000 period that were reconstructed from earlier SIC coded data.

The table below is available as an Excel workbook (.xlsx), a comma separated values file (.csv), and as a flat, text file (.txt). Click the links below to download.

DOWNLOAD: XLSX CSV TXT Related Documentation:   Data Guide;   QCEW Data Files;   QCEW Area Guide;   Open Data Access Guide;  

QCEW codes for pre-2004 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

Code Area Title
M0060 Aguadilla, PR MSA
M0080 Akron, Oh PMSA
M0120 Albany, Ga MSA
M0160 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA
M0200 Albuquerque, NM MSA
M0220 Alexandria, La MSA
M0240 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa MSA
M0280 Altoona, Pa MSA
M0320 Amarillo, Tx MSA
M0360 Anaheim-Santa Ana, Ca PMSA
M0380 Anchorage, Ak MSA
M0400 Anderson, In MSA
M0405 Anderson, SC MSA
M0440 Ann Arbor, Mi PMSA
M0450 Anniston, Al MSA
M0460 Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, Wi MSA
M0470 Arecibo, PR PMSA
M0480 Asheville, NC MSA
M0500 Athens, Ga MSA
M0520 Atlanta, Ga MSA
M0560 Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA
M0580 Auburn-Opelika, Al MSA
M0600 Augusta-Aiken, Ga-SC MSA
M0620 Aurora-Elgin, Il PMSA
M0640 Austin-San Marcos, Tx MSA
M0680 Bakersfield, Ca MSA
M0720 Baltimore, Md PMSA
M0733 Bangor, Me NECMA
M0743 Barnstable-Yarmouth, Ma NECMA
M0760 Baton Rouge, La MSA
M0780 Battle Creek, Mi MSA
M0840 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tx MSA
M0845 Beaver County, Pa MSA
M0860 Bellingham, Wa MSA
M0870 Benton Harbor, Mi MSA
M0875 Bergen-Passaic, NJ MSA
M0880 Billings, Mt MSA
M0920 Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Ms MSA
M0960 Binghamton, NY MSA
M1000 Birmingham, Al MSA
M1010 Bismarck, ND MSA
M1020 Bloomington, In MSA
M1040 Bloomington-Normal, Il MSA
M1080 Boise City, Id MSA
M1123 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, Ma-NH NECMA
M1125 Boulder-Longmont, Co PMSA
M1140 Bradenton, Fl MSA
M1145 Brazoria, Tx PMSA
M1150 Bremerton, Wa PMSA
M1163 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk-Danbury, Ct NECMA
M1240 Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, Tx MSA
M1260 Bryan-College Station, Tx MSA
M1280 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA
M1300 Burlington, NC MSA
M1303 Burlington, Vt NECMA
M1310 Caguas, PR PMSA
M1320 Canton-Massillon, Oh MSA
M1350 Casper, Wy MSA
M1360 Cedar Rapids, Ia MSA
M1400 Champaign-Urbana, Il MSA
M1440 Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA
M1480 Charleston, WV MSA
M1520 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA
M1540 Charlottesville, Va MSA
M1560 Chattanooga, Tn-Ga MSA
M1580 Cheyenne, Wy MSA
M1600 Chicago, Il PMSA
M1620 Chico-Paradise, Ca MSA
M1640 Cincinnati, Oh-Ky-In PMSA
M1660 Clarksville-Hopkinsville, Tn-Ky MSA
M1680 Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, Oh PMSA
M1720 Colorado Springs, Co MSA
M1740 Columbia, Mo MSA
M1760 Columbia, SC MSA
M1800 Columbus, Ga-Al MSA
M1840 Columbus, Oh MSA
M1880 Corpus Christi, Tx MSA
M1890 Corvallis, Or MSA
M1900 Cumberland, Md-WV MSA
M1920 Dallas, Tx PMSA
M1950 Danville, Va MSA
M1960 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Ia-Il MSA
M2000 Dayton-Springfield, Oh MSA
M2020 Daytona Beach, Fl MSA
M2030 Decatur, Al MSA
M2040 Decatur, Il MSA
M2080 Denver, Co PMSA
M2120 Des Moines, Ia MSA
M2160 Detroit, Mi PMSA
M2180 Dothan, Al MSA
M2190 Dover, De MSA
M2200 Dubuque, Ia MSA
M2240 Duluth-Superior, Mn-Wi MSA
M2281 Dutchess County, NY PMSA
M2290 Eau Claire, Wi MSA
M2320 El Paso, Tx MSA
M2330 Elkhart-Goshen, In MSA
M2335 Elmira, NY MSA
M2340 Enid, Ok MSA
M2360 Erie, Pa MSA
M2400 Eugene-Springfield, Or MSA
M2440 Evansville-Henderson, In-Ky MSA
M2520 Fargo-Moorhead, ND-Mn MSA
M2560 Fayetteville, NC MSA
M2580 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ar MSA
M2620 Flagstaff, Az-Ut MSA
M2640 Flint, Mi PMSA
M2650 Florence, Al MSA
M2655 Florence, SC MSA
M2670 Fort Collins-Loveland, Co MSA
M2680 Fort Lauderdale, Fl PMSA
M2700 Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fl MSA
M2710 Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, Fl MSA
M2720 Fort Smith, Ar-Ok MSA
M2750 Fort Walton Beach, Fl MSA
M2760 Fort Wayne, In MSA
M2800 Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx PMSA
M2840 Fresno, Ca MSA
M2880 Gadsden, Al MSA
M2900 Gainesville, Fl MSA
M2920 Galveston-Texas City, Tx PMSA
M2960 Gary, In PMSA
M2975 Glens Falls, NY MSA
M2980 Goldsboro, NC MSA
M2985 Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA
M2995 Grand Junction, Co MSA
M3000 Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, Mi MSA
M3040 Great Falls, Mt MSA
M3060 Greeley, Co PMSA
M3080 Green Bay, Wi MSA
M3120 Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC MSA
M3150 Greenville, NC MSA
M3160 Greenville-Spartanburg, SC MSA
M3180 Hagerstown, Md PMSA
M3200 Hamilton-Middletown, Oh PMSA
M3240 Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, Pa MSA
M3283 Hartford, Ct NECMA
M3285 Hattiesburg, Ms MSA
M3290 Hickory-Morganton, NC MSA
M3320 Honolulu, Hi MSA
M3350 Houma, La MSA
M3360 Houston, Tx PMSA
M3400 Huntington-Ashland, WV-Ky-Oh MSA
M3440 Huntsville, Al MSA
M3480 Indianapolis, In MSA
M3500 Iowa City, Ia MSA
M3520 Jackson, Mi MSA
M3560 Jackson, Ms MSA
M3580 Jackson, Tn MSA
M3600 Jacksonville, Fl MSA
M3605 Jacksonville, NC MSA
M3610 Jamestown, NY MSA
M3620 Janesville-Beloit, Wi MSA
M3640 Jersey City, NJ PMSA
M3660 Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tn-Va MSA
M3680 Johnstown, Pa MSA
M3690 Joliet, Il MSA
M3700 Jonesboro, Ar MSA
M3710 Joplin, Mo MSA
M3720 Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mi MSA
M3740 Kankakee, Il PMSA
M3760 Kansas City, Mo-Ks MSA
M3800 Kenosha, Wi PMSA
M3810 Killeen-Temple, Tx MSA
M3840 Knoxville, Tn MSA
M3850 Kokomo, In MSA
M3870 La Crosse, Wi-Mn MSA
M3880 Lafayette, La MSA
M3920 Lafayette, In MSA
M3960 Lake Charles, La MSA
M3965 Lake County, Il PMSA
M3980 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fl MSA
M4000 Lancaster, Pa MSA
M4040 Lansing-East Lansing, Mi MSA
M4080 Laredo, Tx MSA
M4100 Las Cruces, NM MSA
M4120 Las Vegas, Nv-Az MSA
M4150 Lawrence, Ks MSA
M4200 Lawton, Ok MSA
M4243 Lewiston-Auburn, Me NECMA
M4280 Lexington, Ky MSA
M4320 Lima, Oh MSA
M4360 Lincoln, Ne MSA
M4400 Little Rock-North Little Rock, Ar MSA
M4420 Longview-Marshall, Tx MSA
M4440 Lorain-Elyria, Oh PMSA
M4480 Los Angeles-Long Beach, Ca PMSA
M4520 Louisville, Ky-In MSA
M4600 Lubbock, Tx MSA
M4640 Lynchburg, Va MSA
M4680 Macon, Ga MSA
M4720 Madison, Wi MSA
M4763 Manchester-Nashua, NH NECMA
M4800 Mansfield, Oh MSA
M4840 Mayaguez, PR MSA
M4880 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Tx MSA
M4890 Medford-Ashland, Or MSA
M4900 Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, Fl MSA
M4920 Memphis, Tn-Ar-Ms MSA
M4940 Merced, Ca MSA
M5000 Miami, Fl PMSA
M5015 Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ MSA
M5040 Midland, Tx MSA
M5080 Milwaukee-Waukesha, Wi PMSA
M5120 Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn-Wi MSA
M5140 Missoula, Mt MSA
M5160 Mobile, Al MSA
M5170 Modesto, Ca MSA
M5190 Monmouth-Ocean, NJ MSA
M5200 Monroe, La MSA
M5240 Montgomery, Al MSA
M5280 Muncie, In MSA
M5320 Muskegon, Mi MSA
M5330 Myrtle Beach, Sc MSA
M5345 Naples, Fl MSA
M5360 Nashville, Tn MSA
M5380 Nassau-Suffolk, NY MSA
M5403 New Bedford-Fall River-Attleboro, Ma NECMA
M5483 New Haven-Bridgeport-Stamford-Danbury-Waterbury, CT NECMA
M5523 New London-Norwich, Ct NECMA
M5530 Myrtle Beach, SC MSA
M5560 New Orleans, La MSA
M5600 New York-Newark, NY-NJ-Pa PMSA
M5640 Newark, NJ MSA
M5660 Newburgh, Ny-Pa MSA
M5700 Niagara Falls, NY MSA
M5720 Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va-NC MSA
M5775 Oakland, Ca PMSA
M5790 Ocala, Fl MSA
M5800 Odessa-Midland, Tx MSA
M5880 Oklahoma City, Ok MSA
M5910 Olympia, Wa PMSA
M5920 Omaha, Ne-Ia MSA
M5945 Orange County, Ca PMSA
M5950 Orange County, NY PMSA
M5960 Orlando, Fl MSA
M5990 Owensboro, Ky MSA
M6000 Oxnard-Ventura, Ca PMSA
M6015 Panama City, Fl MSA
M6020 Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-Oh MSA
M6025 Pascagoula, Ms MSA
M6080 Pensacola, Fl MSA
M6120 Peoria-Pekin, Il MSA
M6160 Philadelphia, Pa-NJ PMSA
M6200 Phoenix-Mesa, Az MSA
M6240 Pine Bluff, Ar MSA
M6280 Pittsburgh, Pa MSA
M6323 Pittsfield, Ma NECMA
M6340 Pocatello, Id MSA
M6360 Ponce, PR MSA
M6403 Portland, Me NECMA
M6440 Portland-Vancouver, Or-Wa PMSA
M6453 Portsmouth-Dover-Rochester, NH NECMA
M6460 Poughkeepsie, NY PMSA
M6483 Providence-Warwick, RI NECMA
M6520 Provo-Orem, Ut MSA
M6560 Pueblo, Co MSA
M6580 Punta Gorda, Fl MSA
M6600 Racine, Wi PMSA
M6640 Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA
M6660 Rapid City, SD MSA
M6680 Reading, Pa MSA
M6690 Redding, Ca MSA
M6720 Reno, Nv MSA
M6740 Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, Wa MSA
M6760 Richmond-Petersburg, Va MSA
M6780 Riverside-San Bernardino, Ca PMSA
M6800 Roanoke, Va MSA
M6820 Rochester, Mn MSA
M6840 Rochester, NY MSA
M6880 Rockford, Il MSA
M6895 Rocky Mount, NC MSA
M6920 Sacramento, Ca PMSA
M6960 Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, Mi MSA
M6980 St. Cloud, Mn MSA
M7000 St. Joseph, Mo MSA
M7040 St. Louis, Mo-Il MSA
M7080 Salem, Or PMSA
M7120 Salinas, Ca MSA
M7160 Salt Lake City-Ogden, Ut MSA
M7200 San Angelo, Tx MSA
M7240 San Antonio, Tx MSA
M7320 San Diego, Ca MSA
M7360 San Francisco, Ca PMSA
M7400 San Jose, Ca PMSA
M7440 San Juan-Bayamon, PR PMSA
M7460 San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, Ca MSA
M7480 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, Ca MSA
M7485 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Ca PMSA
M7490 Santa Fe, NM MSA
M7500 Santa Rosa, Ca PMSA
M7510 Sarasota-Bradenton, Fl MSA
M7520 Savannah, Ga MSA
M7560 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, Pa MSA
M7600 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa PMSA
M7610 Sharon, Pa MSA
M7620 Sheboygan, Wi MSA
M7640 Sherman-Denison, Tx MSA
M7680 Shreveport-Bossier City, La MSA
M7720 Sioux City, Ia-Ne MSA
M7760 Sioux Falls, SD MSA
M7800 South Bend, In MSA
M7840 Spokane, Wa MSA
M7880 Springfield, Il MSA
M7920 Springfield, Mo MSA
M8003 Springfield, Ma NECMA
M8050 State College, Pa MSA
M8080 Steubenville-Weirton, Oh-WV MSA
M8120 Stockton-Lodi, Ca MSA
M8140 Sumter, SC MSA
M8160 Syracuse, NY MSA
M8200 Tacoma, Wa PMSA
M8240 Tallahassee, Fl MSA
M8280 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fl MSA
M8320 Terre Haute, In MSA
M8360 Texarkana, Tx-Texarkana, Ar MSA
M8400 Toledo, Oh MSA
M8440 Topeka, Ks MSA
M8480 Trenton, NJ PMSA
M8520 Tucson, Az MSA
M8560 Tulsa, Ok MSA
M8600 Tuscaloosa, Al MSA
M8640 Tyler, Tx MSA
M8680 Utica-Rome, NY MSA
M8720 Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, Ca PMSA
M8725 Vancouver, Wa PMSA
M8735 Ventura, Ca PMSA
M8750 Victoria, Tx MSA
M8760 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ PMSA
M8780 Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, Ca MSA
M8800 Waco, Tx MSA
M8840 Washington, DC-Md-Va-WV PMSA
M8920 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Ia MSA
M8940 Wausau, Wi MSA
M8960 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Fl MSA
M9000 Wheeling, WV-Oh MSA
M9040 Wichita, Ks MSA
M9080 Wichita Falls, Tx MSA
M9140 Williamsport, Pa MSA
M9160 Wilmington-Newark, De-Md PMSA
M9200 Wilmington, NC MSA
M9243 Worcester-Fitchburg-Leominster, Ma NECMA
M9260 Yakima, Wa MSA
M9270 Yolo, Ca PMSA
M9280 York, Pa MSA
M9320 Youngstown-Warren, Oh MSA
M9340 Yuba City, Ca MSA
M9360 Yuma, Az MSA
CMS07 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, Ma-NH CMSA-NECMA
CMS10 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY CMSA
CMS14 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, Il-In-Wi CMSA
CMS21 Cincinnati-Hamilton, Oh-Ky-In CMSA
CMS28 Cleveland-Akron, Oh CMSA
CMS31 Dallas-Fort Worth, Tx CMSA
CMS34 Denver-Boulder-Greeley, Co CMSA
CMS35 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, Mi CMSA
CMS42 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, Tx CMSA
CMS49 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, Ca CMSA
CMS56 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Fl CMSA
CMS63 Milwaukee-Racine, Wi CMSA
CMS70 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-Ct CMSA
CMS77 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, Pa-NJ-De-Md CMSA
CMS78 Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, Pa CMSA
CMS79 Portland-Salem, Or-Wa CMSA
CMS82 Sacramento-Yolo, Ca CMSA
CMS84 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Ca CMSA
CMS87 San Juan-Caguas-Arecibo, PR CMSA
CMS91 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Wa CMSA
CMS97 Washington-Baltimore, DC-Md-Va-WV CMSA


Last Modified Date: September 23, 2020