2016 Cartographic Boundary File, Current Metropolitan/Micropolitan Statistical Area for United States, 1:5,000,000

Metadata Updated: May 1, 2017

The 2016 cartographic boundary shapefiles are simplified representations of selected geographic areas from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). These boundary files are specifically designed for small-scale thematic mapping. When possible, generalization is performed with the intent to maintain the hierarchical relationships among geographies and to maintain the alignment of geographies within a file set for a given year. Geographic areas may not align with the same areas from another year. Some geographies are available as nation-based files while others are available only as state-based files. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas are together termed Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) and are defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and consist of the county or counties or equivalent entities associated with at least one urban core (urbanized area or urban cluster) of at least 10,000 population, plus adjacent counties having a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured through commuting ties with the counties containing the core. Categories of CBSAs are: Metropolitan Statistical Areas, based on urbanized areas of 50,000 or more population; and Micropolitan Statistical Areas, based on urban clusters of at least 10,000 population but less than 50,000 population. The generalized boundaries in this file are based on those defined by OMB based on the 2010 Census, published in 2013, and updated in 2015.

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Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date May 1, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 1, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2017-03 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date May 1, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 1, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2017-03 (publication)
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints:The intended display scale for this file is 1:5,000,000. This file should not be displayed at scales larger than 1:5,000,000. These products are free to use in a product or publication, however acknowledgement must be given to the U.S. Census Bureau as the source. The boundary information is for visual display at appropriate small scales only. Cartographic boundary files should not be used for geographic analysis including area or perimeter calculation. Files should not be used for geocoding addresses. Files should not be used for determining precise geographic area relationships.
Bbox East Long 179.77847
Bbox North Lat 71.352561
Bbox South Lat -14.552549
Bbox West Long -179.14734
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Id 73d707d0-1a36-4add-99c8-6acd9ae0a4b1
Harvest Source Title 2017_cbsa_5
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2017-03
Temporal Extent End 2017-03

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