Core Based Statistical Areas (National)

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

The Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) dataset is August 9, 2019, and is part of the USDOT/BTS's National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD). The TIGER/Line Files are shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) that are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). The MTDB represents a seamless national file with no overlaps or gaps between parts, however, each TIGER/Line File is designed to stand alone as an independent data set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation. 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 CBSAs for the 2010 Census are those defined by OMB and published in December 2009.

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Dates

Metadata Date June 19, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 19, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (OST-R/BTS) (Point of Contact); U.S. Bureau of the Census (BOC) (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: The TIGER/Line Shapefile products are not copyrighted however TIGER/Line and Census TIGER are registered trademarks of the U.S. Census Bureau. 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 in the TIGER/Line Shapefiles are for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only; their depiction and designation for statistical purposes does not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions.Coordinates in the TIGER/Line shapefiles have six implied decimal places, but the positional accuracy of these coordinates is not as great as the six decimal places suggest. Acknowledgment of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (OST-R/BTS) National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) would be appreciated in products derived from these data., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -65.527366
Bbox North Lat 65.454477
Bbox South Lat 17.881241
Bbox West Long -178.341498
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Source Title National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) Metadata
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Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Data Service Type
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