Daily Archives: October 16, 2014

2013 Demographic-Economic Characteristics of 2013 Vintage Metros

The good news is that for the first time, we now have extensive 2013 demographic-economic data for the 2013 vintage Core-Based Statistical Areas (2013 Metros). These data are from the 2013 American Community Survey (2013 ACS) 1-Year estimates program. Prior to this, data from recent annual ACS program were for earlier vintage CBSAs. See graphic below showing the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC MSA 2010 boundary compared to 2013 boundary. The bad news, in a sense, is that it is now more difficult to examine demographic-economic change (over time) for the CBSAs experiencing a change in county composition between these vintages.

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC MSA
2013 green boundary; 2010 black boundary/hatch pattern; state blue boundary; counties labeled. Click graphic to view metro by county details.

See the related Web section for interactive table and more details.

ACS 2013 1-Year Estimates for 2013 Vintage CBSAs
These will be the most current set of detailed demographic-economic data for these metros until the 2014 ACS data are released in September 2015. Selected items are shown for each metro in the interactive table below. The table includes all 539 metros tabulated in ACS 2013 (metros 65,000 population and over). This group includes 381 metropolitan statistical areas, 31 metropolitan divisions and 127 micropolitan statistical areas. Use the table to rank, compare and contrast metros. For example, see that among all MSAs Cumberland, MD has the lowest median gross rent ($486) compared to San Jose, CA with the highest median gross rent ($1,640). See description of items below table. Access the same subject matter for these and other geographies via the ACS 2013 API table

Patterns of Economic Prosperity by Metro
2013 median household income patterns by 2013 Vintage CBSA

View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.
Click graphic for larger view with more details.

Top 10 Metros by 2013 Median Household Income
Query used to select only metropolitan statistical areas. Metros then ranked on 2013 median household income. By changing the query, metros in a selected state could be ranked by MHI — or any item.

Click graphic for larger view.

See the related Web section for interactive table; perform this type of operation interactively for your areas of interest.

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