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Consumer Price Index
Appendix 1. CPI geographic sample, 2018
Region Division PSU code PSU name PSU definition (state and county) Population represented (1) Percent of index population Pricing cycle (2)

1-Northeast

1-New England S11A Boston–Cambridge–Newton, MA–NH MA: Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk. NH: Rockingham, Strafford 4,552,402 1.57 O

1-Northeast

1-New England N11B Hartford–West Hartford–East Hartford, CT CT: Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland 5,005,793 1.73 E

1-Northeast

1-New England N11C Springfield, MA MA: Hampden, Hampshire 4,233,926 1.46 O

1-Northeast

2-Middle Atlantic 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 6.76 M

1-Northeast

2-Middle Atlantic 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 2.06 E

1-Northeast

2-Middle Atlantic N12C Pittsburgh, PA PA: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland 4,065,877 1.4 E

1-Northeast

2-Middle Atlantic N12D Buffalo–Cheektowaga–Niagara Falls, NY NY: Erie, Niagara 3,483,174 1.2 E

1-Northeast

2-Middle Atlantic N12E W1Rochester, NY NY: Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Yates 3,925,318 1.36 O

1-Northeast

2-Middle Atlantic N12F Reading, PA PA: Berks 3,562,332 1.23 O

2-Midwest

3-East North Central 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 3.27 M

2-Midwest

3-East North Central S23B Detroit–Warren–Dearborn, MI MI: Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Wayne 4,296,250 1.48 O

2-Midwest

3-East North Central N23C Cincinnati, OH–KY–IN IN: Dearborn, Ohio, Union. KY: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Pendleton. OH: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren 3,395,853 1.17 E

2-Midwest

3-East North Central N23D Cleveland–Elyria, OH OH: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina 3,257,953 1.12 O

2-Midwest

3-East North Central N23E Columbus, OH OH: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Union 3,758,510 1.3 O

2-Midwest

3-East North Central N23F Milwaukee–Waukesha–West Allis, WI WI: Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha 3,256,494 1.12 O

2-Midwest

3-East North Central N23G Dayton, OH OH: Greene, Miami, Montgomery 3,924,320 1.36 O

2-Midwest

3-East North Central N23H w1Flint, MI MI: Genesee 3,911,189 1.35 O

2-Midwest

3-East North Central N23I W2Janesville–Beloit, WI WI: Rock 3,745,126 1.29 E

2-Midwest

3-East North Central N23J W3Frankfort, IN IN: Clinton 3,427,365 1.18 E

2-Midwest

4-West North Central 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 1.16 O

2-Midwest

4-West North Central 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 0.96 E

2-Midwest

4-West North Central N24C W2Omaha–Council Bluffs, NE–IA IA: Harrison, Mills, Pottawattamie. NE: Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Washington 2,974,017 1.03 E

2-Midwest

4-West North Central N24D W2Wichita, KS KS: Butler, Harvey, Kingman, Sedgwick, Sumner 2,842,770 0.98 O

2-Midwest

4-West North Central N24E Lincoln, NE NE: Lancaster, Seward 3,288,318 1.14 O

2-Midwest

4-West North Central N24F Brookings, SD SD: Brookings 2,947,903

1.02

E

3-South

5-South Atlantic 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 1.95 O

3-South

5-South Atlantic S35B Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach, FL FL: Broward, Miami–Dade, Palm Beach 5,564,635 1.92 E

3-South

5-South Atlantic 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 1.83 E

3-South

5-South Atlantic S35D Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, FL FL: Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas 2,783,243 0.96 O

3-South

5-South Atlantic S35E Baltimore–Columbia–Towson, MD MD: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Queen Anne’s 2,710,489 0.94 E

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35F W3Charlotte–Concord–Gastonia, NC–SC NC: Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union SC: Chester, Lancaster, York 3,035,149 1.05 O

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35G W1Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, FL FL: Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole 2,642,941 0.91 E

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35H Richmond, VA VA: Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights City, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell City, King William, New Kent, Petersburg City, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond City, Sussex 3,027,856 1.05 E

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35I Raleigh, NC NC: Franklin, Johnston, Wake 2,549,176 0.88 E

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35J Greenville–Anderson–Mauldin, SC SC: Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens 3,094,518 1.07 O

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35K W3Winston–Salem, NC NC: Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Yadkin 2,637,083 0.91 E

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35L Cape Coral–Fort Myers, FL FL: Lee 3,091,153 1.07 O

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35M Ocala, FL FL: Marion 2,568,744 0.89 O

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35N Gainesville, FL FL: Alachua, Gilchrist 2,913,140 1.01 E

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35O W2Wilmington, NC NC: New Hanover, Pender 2,736,321 0.94 O

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35P W2Jacksonville, NC NC: Onslow 3,100,604 1.07 E

3-South

5-South Atlantic N35Q W1Clarksburg, WV WV: Doddridge, Harrison, Taylor 2,563,098 0.89 O

3-South

6-East South Central N36A W4Louisville/Jefferson County, KY–IN IN: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, Washington. KY: Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble 2,529,624 0.87 O

3-South

6-East South Central N36B Birmingham–Hoover, AL AL: Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker 2,483,606 0.86 O

3-South

6-East South Central N36C Chattanooga, TN–GA GA: Catoosa, Dade, Walker. TN: Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie 2,620,595 0.9 E

3-South

6-East South Central N36D W4Huntsville, AL AL: Limestone, Madison 2,801,399 0.97 E

3-South

6-East South Central N36E Florence–Muscle Shoals, AL AL: Colbert, Lauderdale 2,550,408 0.88 O

3-South

6-East South Central N36F W1Meridian, MS MS: Clarke, Kemper, Lauderdale 2,397,313 0.83 E

3-South

7-West South Central S37A Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX TX: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Wise 6,426,214 2.22 O

3-South

7-West South Central S37B Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, TX TX: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller 5,920,416 2.04 E

3-South

7-West South Central N37C San Antonio–New Braunfels, TX TX: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson 2,436,095 0.84 O

3-South

7-West South Central N37D Oklahoma City, OK OK: Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma 2,812,948 0.97 E

3-South

7-West South Central N37E Baton Rouge, LA LA: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana 2,543,610 0.88 E

3-South

7-West South Central N37F Lafayette, LA LA: Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Vermilion 2,444,837 0.84 O

3-South

7-West South Central N37G Brownsville–Harlingen, TX TX: Cameron 2,581,037 0.89 O

3-South

7-West South Central N37H Amarillo, TX TX: Armstrong, Carson, Oldham, Potter, Randall 2,756,117 0.95 E

3-South

7-West South Central N37I W2Russellville, AR AR: Pope, Yell 2,620,998 0.91 O

3-South

7-West South Central N37J W3Paris, TX TX: Lamar 2,851,943 0.98 E

4-West

8-Mountain S48A Phoenix–Mesa–Scottsdale, AZ AZ: Maricopa, Pinal 4,192,887 1.45 E

4-West

8-Mountain S48B Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO CO: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park 2,543,482 0.88 O

4-West

8-Mountain N48C Las Vegas–Henderson–Paradise, NV NV: Clark 3,227,960 1.11 E

4-West

8-Mountain N48D Provo–Orem, UT UT: Juab, Utah 3,724,271 1.29 E

4-West

8-Mountain N48E Yuma, AZ AZ: Yuma 3,840,701 1.33 O

4-West

8-Mountain N48F W3St. George, UT UT: Washington 3,206,759 1.11 O

4-West

9-Pacific S49A Los Angeles–Long Beach–Anaheim, CA CA: Los Angeles, Orange 12,828,837 4.43 M

4-West

9-Pacific S49B San Francisco–Oakland–Hayward, CA CA: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo 4,335,391 1.5 E

4-West

9-Pacific S49C Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario, CA CA: Riverside, San Bernardino 4,224,851 1.46 O

4-West

9-Pacific S49D Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue, WA WA: King, Pierce, Snohomish 3,439,809 1.19 E

4-West

9-Pacific S49E San Diego–Carlsbad, CA CA: San Diego 3,095,313 1.07 O

4-West

9-Pacific S49F Honolulu, HI HI: Honolulu 1,360,301 0.47 O

4-West

9-Pacific S49G Anchorage, AK AK: Anchorage, Matanuska–Susitna 523,154 0.18 E

4-West

9-Pacific N49H Portland–Vancouver–Hillsboro, OR–WA OR: Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill. WA: Clark, Skamania 5,208,366 1.8 O

4-West

9-Pacific N49I W1Santa Rosa, CA CA: Sonoma 5,163,670 1.78 E

4-West

9-Pacific N49J Chico, CA CA: Butte 4,623,339 1.6 E

4-West

9-Pacific N49K W4Moses Lake, WA WA: Grant 4,363,676 1.51 O

Footnotes:
(1) Population is based on the 2010 Decennial Census.
(2) O=Odd / E=Even / M=Monthly.

Note: W1-W4 refer to the four rotation waves for the new primary sampling units. Additional information is available in the Monthly Labor Review article "The 2018 revision of the Consumer Price Index geographic sample."
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • CPI Handbook of Methods Appendix 1: CPI Geographic Sample, 2018 (XLSX)

Last Modified Date: May 4, 2021