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MSA Definitions for the
U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2015-2016

 

The 2015-2016 expenditure estimates for the Consumer Expenditure Survey come from a sample design based on the 2010 census. The Office of Management and Budget used the data from the 2010 census to define geographic entities called “core-based statistical areas” (CBSAs) which are clusters of adjacent counties that are united with each other by sharing a common urban core as measured by their residents’ commuting patterns. The larger CBSAs are called “metropolitan statistical areas” (MSAs), and the Consumer Expenditure Survey publishes data for every MSA with over 2.5 million people, plus Honolulu and Anchorage. There are 23 such MSAs and their definitions are shown below

Note: Starting in 2015 the New York metropolitan area is a single MSA (S12A) with over 19 million people, and the Los Angeles metropolitan area is composed of two separate MSAs (S49A + S49C) with over 17 million people. Before 2015 the New York metropolitan area was composed of three separate MSAs (A101 = A109 + A110 + A111), and the Los Angeles metropolitan area was composed of two separate MSAs (A421 = A419 + A420).

U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey:
A List of Self-Representing PSUs in the
2010 Census-Based Sample Design

MSA Code MSA Name MSA Definition (State and County) MSA Population

S11A

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

MA: Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk

NH: Rockingham, Strafford

4,552,402

S12A

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

NJ: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union

NY: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester

PA: Pike

19,567,410

S12B

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

DE: New Castle

MD: Cecil

NJ: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem

PA: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

5,965,343

S23A

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

IL: Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will

IN: Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter

WI: Kenosha

9,461,105

S23B

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI MI: Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Wayne 4,296,250

S24A

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

MN: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Le Sueur, Mille Lacs, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Washington, Wright

WI: Pierce, St. Croix

3,348,859

S24B

St. Louis, MO-IL

IL: Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair

MO: Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis, St. Louis City, Warren

2,787,701

S35A

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

DC: District of Columbia

MD: Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s

VA: Alexandria City, Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Fauquier, Fredericksburg City, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren

WV: Jefferson

5,636,232

S35B

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL FL: Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach 5,564,635

S35C

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA GA: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, Walton 5,286,728

S35D

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL FL: Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas 2,783,243

S35E

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD MD: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Queen Anne’s 2,710,489

S37A

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX TX: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Wise 6,426,214

S37B

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX TX: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller 5,920,416

S48A

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ AZ: Maricopa, Pinal 4,192,887

S48B

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO CO: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park 2,543,482

S49A

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA CA: Los Angeles, Orange 12,828,837

S49B

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA CA: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo 4,335,391

S49C

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA CA: Riverside, San Bernardino 4,224,851

S49D

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA WA: King, Pierce, Snohomish 3,439,809

S49E

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA CA: San Diego 3,095,313

S49F

Honolulu, HI HI: Honolulu 953,207

S49G

Anchorage, AK AK: Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna 380,821

 

U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey:
A List of Self-Representing PSUs in the
2000 Census-Based Sample Design

MSA Code MSA Name MSA Definition (County, State) MSA Population

A102

Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD New Castle, DE; Cecil, MD; Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, NJ; Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, PA 6,188,463

A109

New York, NY Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, NY 8,008,278

A110

New York-Connecticut Suburbs Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, Tolland, CT; Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester, NY 7,718,773

A111

New Jersey Suburbs Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren, NJ 6,708,052

A207

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI Cook, DeKalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will, IL; Lake, Newton, Porter, IN; Kenosha, WI 9,172,106

A208

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne, MI 5,456,428

A211

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI Anoka, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington, Wright, MN; Pierce, St. Croix, WI 3,136,198

A312

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV District of Columbia, DC; Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Washington, MD; Alexandria city, Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fairfax city, Falls Church city, Fauquier, Fredericksburg city, King George, Loudoun, Manassas Park city, Manassas city, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren, VA; Berkeley, Jefferson, WV 5,027,797

A313

Baltimore, MD Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore city, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Queen Anne’s, MD 2,552,994

A316

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise, TX 5,275,921

A318

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Waller, TX 4,715,407

A319

Atlanta, GA Cleburne, AL; Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, De Kalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, Walton, GA 4,201,220

A320

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward, Miami Dade, FL 3,876,380

A419

Los Angeles-Orange, CA Los Angeles, Orange, CA 12,365,627

A420

Los Angeles Suburbs, CA Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, CA 4,008,018

A422

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, CA 7,039,362

A423

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA Island, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, WA 3,554,760

A424

San Diego, CA San Diego, CA 2,813,833

A429

Phoenix-Mesa, AZ Maricopa, Pinal, AZ 3,251,876


Last Modified Date: September 27, 2017