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Old 11-15-2009, 01:35 PM
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I am trying to a project on Metropolitan defined statistical areas.

I am going to be looking at the NYC MSA and CBSA.

I would like to figure first
1) What is the current MSA and CBSA borders?
2) How did they figure out, decide were the borders go (specifically were the NYC area ends and Philly begins).
-How do they figure out the line of demarcation
-What are the consequences
3) How this evolved and changed over the years, and what the projections are into the future.
-Past borders...future borders?
4) I would also like to look into
-Were people from the inner parts of NYC MSA are out-migrating to, were people from the inner parts of the NYC MSA are in-migrating from (Think NYC)
-Were people from the outer parts of the NYC MSA (Ocean County, NJ) are migrating from.

If any of you have information or resources you could share, I would be most thankful.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:38 PM
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I think I scanned and saw something on here months ago like this, but sorry I forgot.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:15 PM
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This link goes to a section at the Census Bureau's website, which has information about how a metropolitan area's boundaries are determined: http://www.census.gov/population/www...s/98-33676.pdf. Something discussed in these pages is the difference between an MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area, the traditional local metro area consisting of a city and its commuter suburbs) and a CSA (Consolidated Statistical Area, a broad local region consisting of at least two MSA's with heavy commuting between them, along with a perception by the local populace, as revealed in census questionnaires, that these MSA's are closely connected to form one region). You will most likely want to distinguish between these types of metro areas in discussing this in your paper.

If you go to the Census Bureau's website (Census Bureau Home Page), you can enter search items such as "metropolitan area" and searches about the historical components and populations of metro areas, which should connect you to pages that will tell you where the NYC metro area's boundaries have been at different times over the years, and how the population has grown.
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