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Data Viz of the Week: What Are Metropolitan Statistical Areas?

Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or MSA’s, is a term often used when describing data geography. MSA’s are defined as: Geographic entities delineated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics.  A MSA contains a core urban area of 50,000 or more population. Each … Read more

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