Alaska statistical areas

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The statistical areas of the United States of America comprise the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs),[1] the micropolitan statistical areas (μSAs),[2] and the combined statistical areas (CSAs)[3] currently defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Most recently on December 1, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget defined 1067 statistical areas for the United States,[4] including two metropolitan statistical areas and three micropolitan statistical areas in the State of Alaska. The table below shows the recent population of these statistical areas, the 16 boroughs, 2 independent municipalities, and the 11 census areas of Alaska.

An enlargeable map of the 16 boroughs, 2 independent municipalities, and 11 census areas of the State of Alaska

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The table below describes the 5 United States statistical areas, 16 boroughs, and 11 census areas of the State of Alaska with the following information:

  1. The core based statistical area (CBSA)[5] as designated by the OMB.[4]
  2. The CBSA population as of April 1, 2010, as enumerated by the 2010 United States Census.[6]
  3. The borough, independent municipality, or census area.[6]
  4. The borough, independent municipality, or census area population as of April 1, 2010, as enumerated by the 2010 United States Census.[6]
The 5 United States statistical areas, 16 boroughs, 2 independent municipalities, and 11 census areas of the State of Alaska

Core Based Statistical Area 2010 Census Borough or Census Area 2010 Census
Anchorage, AK MSA 380,821 Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska 291,826
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska 88,995
Fairbanks, AK MSA 97,581 Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska 97,581
Juneau, AK μSA 31,275 City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska 31,275
Kodiak, AK μSA 13,592 Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska 13,592
Ketchikan, AK μSA 13,477 Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska 13,477
none Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska 55,400
Bethel Census Area, Alaska 17,013
Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska 9,636
Nome Census Area, Alaska 9,492
North Slope Borough, Alaska 9,430
City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska 8,881
Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska 7,523
Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska 7,459
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska 7,029
Petersburg Census Area, Alaska 6,096
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska 5,588
Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska 5,561
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska 5,559
Dillingham Census Area, Alaska 4,847
Aleutians East Borough, Alaska 3,141
Haines Borough, Alaska 2,508
City and Borough of Wrangell, Alaska 2,369
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska 2,150
Denali Borough, Alaska 1,826
Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska 1,631
Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska 997
Municipality of Skagway, Alaska 968
Yakutat City and Borough, Alaska 662
State of Alaska 710,231

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) as a core based statistical area having at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.
  2. ^ The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines a micropolitan statistical area (μSA) as a core based statistical area having at least one urban cluster of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000 population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.
  3. ^ The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines a combined statistical area (CSA) as an aggregate of adjacent core based statistical areas that are linked by commuting ties.
  4. ^ a b "OMB Bulletin No. 10-02: Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses". United States Office of Management and Budget. December 1, 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines a core based statistical area as one or more adjacent counties or county-equivalents having at least one urban cluster of at least 10,000 population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties. The core based statistical areas comprise the metropolitan statistical areas and the micropolitan statistical areas.
  6. ^ a b c "American Factfinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 

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