US All Combined Statistical Areas


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Name all 166 US Combined Statistical Areas in the 50 states. They are typically named after the largest city but occasionally with a 2nd or 3rd largest city, which are also accepted answers. The OMB defines a Core Based Statistical Area as a grouping of adjacent metropolitan and/or micropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).

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Quiz Updated: 5-27-2015

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  1. 0
    Good grief… I’m only missing one CSA and I have no idea where it is located. Would it be possible to add zoom to this quiz (and to the MSA’s quiz too, I had a similar problem there) so that all the areas are perfectly visible?
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      i’ll start them all off as red changing to green.
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        Nice… I also thought of the changing colour solution but thought simply adding zoom would be easier to implement. Thanks, it’s much better now.
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      Well, I think it’s basically because Phoenix isn’t a CSA. As to why, I think it all bows down to the criteria used by the guys who think this stuff up. San Antonio and Austin for instance aren’t there either.
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        Yeah. Five major metropolitan areas aren’t considered CSAs: San Antonio, Austin, Anchorage, Honolulu and Phoenix. I see two cities of over 1,000,000 people, three state capitals and three largest cities in their states in those five. And that doesn’t take Laredo, Billings and Sioux Falls into account!
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          You can add San Diego and Tampa-St Petersburg to that list.

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