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MSA Definitions for the
U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2014-2015

 

The 2014-2015 expenditure estimates for the Consumer Expenditure Survey come from two different sample designs. From 2005-2014 a sample design based on the 2000 census was used. Then starting in 2015 a new sample design based on the 2010 census was used. As a result, the data collected for MSAs in 2014-2015 were collected in slightly different areas in the two years. The two sets of definitions of the published MSAs are shown below.

Note: For publication purposes the New York metropolitan area was formed by combining the data from all three of its MSAs in the 2000 sample design (New York = A109 + A110 + A111); but in the 2010 sample design the New York metropolitan areas is just one MSA (S12A). Likewise, the Los Angeles metropolitan area was formed by combining the data from its two MSAs in both the 2000 and 2010 sample designs (Los Angeles = A419 + A420; and S49A + S49C). The rest of the MSAs are as shown.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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: October 12, 2016