Sample Geographic Categories
Nation - United States
Region - South
Division - South Atlantic
State - Virginia, Maryland
|Combined Statistical Area (CSA) - Washington Baltimore Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA||Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) - Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV||Metropolitan Division - Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV|
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Metropolitan Statistical Area
A Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) containing a single core with a population of 2.5 million or more may be subdivided to form smaller groupings of counties referred to as metropolitan divisions. In the 2010 Census: Fredericksburg, Virginia is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division.
Combined Statistical Area
The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is part of the Washington Baltimore Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA). The other MSA in this CSA is the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD MSA.
A Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is composed of adjacent Metropolitan (MSA) and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (µSA) in the United States and Puerto Rico that can demonstrate economic or social linkage.
Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
2010-Based Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas - See Virginia, Maryland/DC, and West Virginia