You can easily create a U.S. Micropolitan Statistical Area map using Mapline. Created in 2003 for statistical purposes based on counties or county equivalents, micropolitan statistical areas are urban areas with a population of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000. United States have 576 micropolitan areas. The term “micropolitan” refers to population centers that are at least 160 km far away from larger cities. There are more housing subdivisions found in these areas because of lower land and labor costs.
Using Mapline, you can easily create a U.S. Micropolitan Statistical Areas map. Micropolitan Statistical area boundaries are defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Some of these areas are larger than other metropolitan areas. The largest of such areas is found in Torrington, Connecticut. It has a population of 35,202.
Steps to Create a U.S. Micropolitan Statistical Area Map
- Create a Mapline account and login.
- Click “New Map” to create a new map.
- Give your map a name and click “Create Map.”
- Click the orange “Add Data Layers” button from the left sidebar.
- Select the “Add Territories” option.
- Select “U.S. Micropolitan Statistical Areas” as the territory type.
- Give this territory overlay a Name and select the coloring option.
- Click “Continue.”
That’s how easy it is to create a U.S. Micropolitan Statistical Areas map! Once you have your map, you can create a map of Excel spreadsheet locations to overlay on top. Mapline also makes it simple to see summary information about the locations inside each area just by clicking on them! Sign up now to create a U.S. Micropolitan Statistical Areas map.