US Combined Statistical Area Map

About Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas

You can easily create a US Combined Statistical Area map using Mapline. Combined Statistical Area refers to groups of adjacent metropolitan and/or micropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States. The areas are based on social and economic ties. CSAs represent multiple metropolitan/micropolitan areas that only show moderate degree of employment interchange. They represent regions with media markets and overlapping labor. There are 166 combined statistical area scattered all throughout the United States.

Create a MSA Map

Using Mapline, you can create a US Combined Statistical Area map. They are good visualization and analysis of local regions and community development. They are used effectively as a communication tool as they easily display current conditions like demographics, population, land use, health issues, zoning, transportation, services.

Steps to create US Combined Statistical Area Map

  1. Create a Mapline account and login.
  2. Click the orange button “New.”
  3. Select “New Map” on the drop down arrow.
  4. Give your map a name and click “OK.”
  5. Click the “Add” button from the left sidebar.
  6. Select the “Boundaries” option.
  7. From the “Boundary Type” select “U.S. Combined Statistical Area.”
  8. Select how you want your boundaries to be colored in “Fill Color” (Random Colors, Uniform Colors, Heatmap on pins inside boundaries, or Paste colors from a spreadsheet).
  9. Click “OK.”

That’s how easy it is to create a US Combined Statistical Area 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 US Combined Statistical Area map.

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