Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 1970, 1980, 1990

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines metropolitan areas (MAs) according to published standards that are applied to Census Bureau data. The general concept of an MA is one of a large population nucleus, together with adjacent communities that have a high degree of economic and social integration with that nucleus. Some MAs are defined around two or more nuclei. This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the US. The first data file consists of data from the 1970s and has 280 cases and 338 variables. The second covers data from the 1980s, and includes 556 variables for 363 cases. The third data file covers data from the 1990s and includes 330 variables for 335 cases

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