Metro Boundaries

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.  


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Benefits

  • 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.

Content

  • 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.

Features

  • 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 details

  • Coverage: Top Metro Areas in the United States and Canada
  • Release Schedule: Quarterly
  • Unit of Sale: Nation (US or Canada)