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Shape Files for the Metropolitan Statistical Areas

MD_Metro_Counties - Technical Documentation

The shape file titled MD_Metro_Counties is a Maryland Department of Planning prepared cartographic product. This file is Maryland specific. It presents the Maryland portion of core based statistical areas (CBSA) and combined statistical areas (CSA) delineations as released by the Office of Management & Budget in February 2013. State Planning Regions and component jurisdictions are also presented.

With this file, Maryland Metro Areas, data users may assemble the Maryland portion of the following CBSAs :

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas
    • Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas
    • Cambridge, MD Micropolitan Statistical Area
    • Easton, MD Micropolitan Statistical Area

  • Combined Statistical Areas
    • Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area
    • Washington-Baltimore-Arlington-, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area

Counties :
Field NameField Description
STATE State FIPS code
COUNTY County FIPS code
NAME County name
LSAD Legal/statistical area descriptor code
LSAD_TRANS Legal/statistical area descriptor
CSA CSA code
MSA MSA code
MSA_DIV Metropolitan division code
MICRO_SA Micropolitan Statistical Area code
CBSA_Code Five digit CBSA code
CSA_code Three digit CSA code
CBSA_Title Name of CBSA
DIV_Title Name of metropolitan division
CSA_Title Name of CSA
CenOutCnty Central or outlying county
REGION State planning region
MetroMicro Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area

Core Based Statistical Areas :
Field NameField Description
CBSA_Code Five digit CBSA code
CBSA_Title Name of CBSA
MetroMicro Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area

Combined Statistical Areas :
Field NameField Description
CSA_code Three digit CSA code
CSA_Title Name of CSA

Metropolitan Divisions :
Field NameField Description
MSA_DIV Five digit metropolitan division code
DIV_Title Name of metropolitan division


MD_Multi_State_Counties - Technical Documentation

The shape file titled MD_Multi_State_Counties presents the February 2013 core based statistical areas (CBSA) and combined statistical areas (CSA) delineations for Maryland jurisdictions and surrounding states (Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia) that comprise CBSAs and CSAs associated with the State of Maryland.

This file, Maryland Mult-States Metro Areas, is statistical area specific. With this file, data users may assemble the following CBSAs in their entirety:

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas
    • Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas
    • Cambridge, MD Micropolitan Statistical Area
    • Easton, MD Micropolitan Statistical Area

  • Combined Statistical Areas
    • Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area
    • Washington-Baltimore-Arlington-, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area

Counties :
Field NameField Description
STATEFP State FIPS code
COUNTYFP County FIPS code
COUNTYNS County GNIS code
GEOID Five digit state and county code
NAME County name
NAMELSAD Full county name
LSAD Legal/statistical area descriptor
CLASSFP County class code
MTFCC MAF/TIGER feature classification code
FUNCSTAT Functional status
ALAND Land area (square meters)
AWATER Water area (square meters)
INTPLAT Internal point latitude coordinate
INTPLON Internal point longitude coordinate
CBSAFP Five digit CBSA code
MDIVFP Five digit metropolitan division code
CSAFP Three digit CSA code
M_Status Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area
MDIV_Title Name of metropolitan division
CSA_Title Name of CSA
C_Status Central or outlying county

Core Based Statistical Areas :
Field NameField Description
CBSAFP Five digit CBSA code
CBSA_Title Name of CBSA
M_Status Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area

Combined Statistical Areas :
Field NameField Description
CSAFP Three digit CBSA code
CSA_Title Name of CSA

Metropolitan Divisions :
Field NameField Description
METDIVFP Five digit metropolitan division code
MDIV_Title Name of metropolitan division