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FASH420:Assortment Planning,Sourcing and Buying (Shaffer)

Statistical Areas

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

Census Geography

Click the Geography Atlas to view definitions of Census geographic entities.

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


What is a NAICS code?

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), pronounced Nakes, was developed by federal agencies to use when classifying business establishments for the collection, analysis, and publication of statistical data.

Use the NAICS Search box to find NAICS codes by keyword (left-hand side) and further information. 

Example of NAICS for Apparel Industries are:
448120, Women's Clothing Stores   
448150, Clothing Accessories Stores
448140, Family Clothing Stores
448190, Specialized Apparel Stores (bridal gowns, raincoats, leather coats, fur apparel, and swimwear)