Metro Boundaries represents 565 major metropolitan areas across the US and Canada, including top real estate markets. These areas incorporate satellite cities, towns and rural areas that are socio-economically linked to an urban core.
These metro areas include the top real estate markets and typically have a population greater than 50,000 with an overall population density of at least 1,000 people per square mile.
- Identifies the geographic extent of the key metropolitan areas across the U.S. and Canada. These locations are comprised of cities, towns and rural areas that are socio-economically linked to urban centers.
- Provides detailed descriptions of metropolitan areas that represent the economic, cultural, and population concentrations more accurately than U.S. Census Bureau CBSA definitions.
- Over 565 key metro boundaries in the United States and Canada.
- Each metro area polygon includes: Unique and persistent object ID, primary name, object type and subtype codes, centroid coordinate and area fields.
- Names table provides alternative names and languages.
- Clear, unambiguous boundaries align with Neighborhood Boundaries.
- Geographic attribution shows overlapping administrative geographies.
- Matching capability allows users to identify national and local metro areas with similar attributes.
- Change table details adds/deletes/changes from the last release.
- Quarterly updates show where change and coverage expansion has occurred.
- Coverage: Top Metro Areas in the United States and Canada
- Release Schedule: Quarterly
- Unit of Sale: Nation (US or Canada)