Appendix 2 : West region

Appendix 2: Published basic area indexes, sample areas, population weights, and pricing cycles
sampling unit
Sample areas and counties Percent
of index
Pricing cycles
Odd month Even month
    West region      
    Self-representing metropolitan areas      
A421   Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA:      
  A419 Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 4.10 X X
    Los Angeles      
  A420 Los Angeles suburbs, CA 2.62 X X
    Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino,      
A422   San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA 2.89   X
    Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,      
    Napa, Santa Clara,      
    Santa Cruz, San Francisco,      
    San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma      
A423   Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA 1.37   X
    Island, King, Kitsap, Pierce,      
    Snohomish, Thurston      
A424   San Diego, CA 1.16 X  
    San Diego      
A425   Portland-Salem, OR-WA .83 X  
    OR portion:      
    Clackamas, Columbia, Marion,      
    Multomah, Polk, Washington,      
    WA portion:      
A4261   Honolulu, HI .39 X  
A4271   Anchorage, AK .10   X
    Phoenix-Mesa, AZ 1.04 X  
    Maricopa, Pinal      
A433   Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO .92 X  
    Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver,      
    Douglas, Jefferson, Weld      
    Nonself-representing metropolitan areas      
B/C4001   West, city size B/C      
    Chico-Paradise, CA .99   X
    Provo-Orem, UT 1.01   X
    Modesto, CA 1.01 X  
    Boise City, ID .84 X  
    Ada, Canyon      
    Las Vegas, NV-AZ .94   X
    AZ portion:      
    NV portion:      
    Clark, Nye      
    Yuma, AZ .83 X  
    Nonmetropolitan areas2      
    Bend-Redmond, OR .75   X
    Urban parts of:      
    Pullman-Colfax, WA .91 X  
    Urban parts of:      
1 Honolulu (A426) and Anchorage (A427) are West self-representing metropolitan primary sampling units because their geographic locations make their consumer markets unique; using population size as the assignment criterion, they belong to the West, size class B/C index. Therefore, Honolulu and Anchorage are published separately, and aggregated with the West nonself-representing metropolitan primary sampling units to form the West, city size B/C (B/C400) index.
2The West nonmetropolitan sample areas do not support publication of a West, size class D index. The primary sampling units are aggregated with the Midwest, size class D (D200) and the South, size class D (D300) indexes to form the national, size class D (D000) index series.


Last Modified Date: October 16, 2001