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How the New York Metro is Changing

.. or more precisely, how the New York Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is changing. As of Census 2010 the New York MSA (officially the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA MSA) consisted of 20 counties. With the new OMB metropolitan statistical areas defined as of February 2013, the New York MSA became 22 counties, absorbing the Poughkeepsie, NY MSA two counties (Dutchess and Orange). The Poughkeepie MSA was removed from the official MSAs. The delineation remained that way until the new September 2018 delineations when the Census 2010 delineation was restored. Now, the Poughkeepsie, NY MSA exists as a 2 county area and the New York MSA exists as a 20 county area (both as they existed geographically in Census 2010).

These metro-county relationships are shown in the graphic presented below. The Poughkeepsie, NY MSA is shown with the blue cross-hatch to the north and the New York MSA is shown with the salmon color pattern.

– view developed using the CV XE GIS software and related GIS project.
– see the related New York Metro Situation & Outlook report.

What Difference Does it Make?
A lot! First, during the interim period 2013-2018, the Poughkeepsie, NY MSA lost the metropolitan area identity/status as conferred by the OMB delineations. It might have been omitted from size class market development and research analyses. Related, that metro was not included as a tabulation or estimation area of MSAs by Federal statistical agencies. An example of the impact is that the official demographic estimates for the Poughkeepsie, NY MSA developed by the Census Bureau were not tabulated as such and omitted from various statistical reports. Also, the removal of designation and now adding the designation back, creates a hiccup in the time series — affecting both the Poughkeepsie NY MSA and the New York MSA.

Detailed Demographic Profiles for New York MSA and Poughkeepsie, NY MSA
.. click link to view profile.

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA MSA
  Bergen County, NJ (34003)
  Essex County, NJ (34013)
  Hudson County, NJ (34017)
  Hunterdon County, NJ (34019)
  Middlesex County, NJ (34023)
  Monmouth County, NJ (34025)
  Morris County, NJ (34027)
  Ocean County, NJ (34029)
  Passaic County, NJ (34031)
  Somerset County, NJ (34035)
  Sussex County, NJ (34037)
  Union County, NJ (34039)
  Bronx County, NY (36005)
  Kings County, NY (36047)
  Nassau County, NY (36059)
  New York County, NY (36061)
  Putnam County, NY (36079)
  Queens County, NY (36081)
  Richmond County, NY (36085)
  Rockland County, NY (36087)
  Suffolk County, NY (36103)
  Westchester County, NY (36119)
  Pike County, PA (42103)

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (CBSA 39100)
  Dutchess County, NY (36027)
  Orange County, NY (36071)

Looking Forward
The September 2018 CBSA delineations define counties that will be used for Census 2020 (likely, there could be yet further changes) — 384 MSAs in the U.S. In the cases of the New York MSA and the Poughkeepsie, NY MSA, it appears that the geography (component counties) used for Census 2010 will be the same as for Census 2020. Going forward, ProximityOne estimates and projections will use the most current vintage of CBSAs.

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About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

2015 Metropolitan Statistical Area Updates

.. new metropolitan statistical area designations are important; they identify transitioning and growing counties reaching a certain plateau of demographic-economic well-being. In July 2015, sixteen new Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MISAs) were designated, reflecting population growth through 2014. At the same time one MISA changed status to a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) — Enid, OK. The five new Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) reflect continuing urban agglomeration evolvement as contiguous metros grow and join adjacent metros. How will these new metros change by 2020? 2060? relate to others? See more detail in this related Web pages.

Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs — the collective set of MSAs and MISAs) designations are updated from periodically based on changing demographic-economic conditions. The July 2015 CBSA designations, summarized here, update the previous February 2013 CBSA designations. CBSAs are comprised of one or more contiguous counties. CBSA designations are made by OMB based primarily on Census Bureau data.

There are now 945 CBSAs (MSAs and MISAs) in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
• 389 MSAs (382 in the United States and 7 in Puerto Rico).
  .. 11 MSAs contain a total of 31 Metropolitan Divisions (MDs).
• 556 MISAs (551 in the U.S. and 5 in Puerto Rico).
174 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) now exist with a total of 537 component MSAs and MISAs.

Updates provided here are based on 2010 standards for delineating MSAs and MISAs. The updates reflect changes based on Census Bureau population estimates for July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013.

The 2015 changes include:
• designation of a new metropolitan statistical area
• sixteen new micropolitan statistical areas
• five new combined statistical areas
• new components of existing combined statistical areas
• other changes

Examining Demographic Change for Metros & Components
In the list that follows, the MSA or MISA 5-digit geocode/geoid, uniquely identifying this metro/CBSA among all others, appears following the MSA or MISA name. Click county code link, following county name, to view a demographic trend profile. Click graphic below to view the illustrative profile for Garfield County, OK (Enid, OK MSA).

View county demographic change in context of other counties using this interactive table. View characteristics of principal cities in context of other cities using this interactive table.

New Metropolitan Statistical Area & County
Enid, OK MSA (21420) — previously a MISA that now qualifies as a new MSA
  Garfield County (40047)

New Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MISA) & County Components
Alexander City, AL MISA (10760)
  Tallapoosa County (01123)
Atmore, AL MISA (12120)
  Escambia County (12033)
Bonham, TX MISA (14300)
  Fannin County (13111)
Brownsville, TN MISA (15140)
  Haywood County (47075)
Carroll, IA MISA (16140)
  Carroll County (19027)
Central City, KY MISA (16420)
  Muhlenberg County (21177)
Eufaula, AL-GA MISA (21640)
  Barbour County, AL (01005); Quitman County, GA (13239)
Fairmont, MN (21860 MISA)
  Martin County (27091)
Fort Payne, AL MISA (22840)
  DeKalb County (01049)
Grand Rapids, MN MISA (24330)
  Itasca County (27061)
Hope, AR MISA (26260)
  Hempstead County, (05057) Nevada County (05099)
Jennings, LA MISA (27660)
  Jefferson Davis Parish (22053)
Pella, IA MISA (37800)
  Marion County (19125)
Ruidoso, NM MISA (40760)
  Lincoln County (35027)
St. Marys, PA MISA (41260)
  Elk County (42047)
West Point, MS MISA (48500)
  Clay County (28025)

New Combined Statistical Areas (CSA) and Components
Columbus-West Point, MS CSA (200)
  Columbus, MS MISA
  West Point, MS MISA
Jackson-Brownsville, TN CSA (297)
  Brownsville, TN MISA
  Jackson, TN MSA
Lake Charles-Jennings, LA CSA (324)
  Jennings, LA MISA
  Lake Charles, LA MSA
Oskaloosa-Pella, lA CSA (423)
  Oskaloosa, lA MISA
  Pella, lA MISA
Pensacola-Ferry Pass, FL-AL CSA (426)
  Atmore, AL MISA
  Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL MSA

New Components of Existing Combined Statistical Areas (CSA)
  Alexander City, AL MISA added to Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL CSA (142).
  Bonham, TX MISA added to Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK CSA (206).
  Fort Payne, AL MISA added to Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL CSA (290).

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data.