Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) and Outside CBSA Population by US State: 2000 to 2006

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The dataset compares states’ Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) populations and populations outside of CBSA in 2000, 2005 and 2006. The term “Core Based Statistical Area” (CBSA) is a collective term for both metro and micro areas. A metro area contains a core urban area of 50,000 or more population, and a micro area contains an urban core of at least 10,000 (but less than 50,000) population. Each metro or micro area consists of one or more counties and includes the counties containing the core urban area, as well as any adjacent counties that have a high degree of social and economic integration (as measured by commuting to work) with the urban core.


The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 24):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 58 rows and 20 columns.

2000, as of April 1; 2006 as of July 1 (230,779 represents 230,779,000). Covers core based statistical areas (metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas) as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget as of December 2005. All geographic boundaries for 2000 to 2006 population estimates are defined as of January 1, 2006. For definitions and components of all metropolitan and micropolitan areas, see Appendix II. Minus sign (-) indicates decrease


  1. The April 1, 2000 estimates base reflects changes to the Census 2000 population resulting from legal boundary updates as of January 1 of the
    estimates year, other geographic program changes, and the Count Question Resolution program.
  2. Includes Broomfield city.