San Juan, Puerto Rico metropolitan area

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This article is about the San Juan Metropolitan Statistical Area comprising forty-one municipalities. The "San Juan Metro Area" includes the immediate surrounding municipalities of Bayamón, Carolina, Cataño, Guaynabo, and Trujillo Alto.[1]
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting the San Juan-Carolina-Caguas Metropolitan Statistical Area

The San Juan Metropolitan Statistical Area, officially known as the "San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR Metropolitan Statistical Area"[2] is a United States Census Bureau defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in northeastern Puerto Rico. A July 1, 2009 Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 2,617,089, a 4.31% increase over the 2000 census figure of 2,509,007.[3]

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas is the largest metropolitan area (by population) in Puerto Rico, covering approximately half of the island, and the third largest in America, behind Metro Atlanta and New York. Its principal cities are San Juan, Carolina, Caguas and Guaynabo[2]

Municipalities[edit]

A total of forty-one municipalities (Spanish: municipios) are included as part of the San Juan-Carolina-Caguas Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2][4] The total area for the MSA is 1,902.45 square miles. They are:

Combined Statistical Area[edit]

Components of the San Juan-Carolina-Caguas Combined Statistical Area.
  San Juan-Carolina-Caguas MSA
  Fajardo MSA
  Utuado μSA

The San Juan–Caguas–Fajardo Combined Statistical Area (CSA) includes two metropolitan areas, one micropolitan area, and forty-five municipalities. A July 1, 2009 Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 2,732,036, a 4.16% increase over the 2000 census figure of 2,622,876. The San Juan–Caguas–Fajardo Combined Statistical Area comprises 68.9% of Puerto Rico's total population.[5]

Components[edit]

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
    • Fajardo (3 Municipalities)
    • San Juan-Carolina-Caguas (41 Municipalities)
  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.upr.edu Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research - Metropolitan area. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  2. ^ a b c www.whitehouse.gov Office of Management and Budget I The White House - Puerto Rico Metropolitan Statistical Area - Code 41980 - Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas as of 2013 Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  3. ^ "Table 3. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-03)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses (OMB Bulletin 08 - 01)" (CSV). 2007 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Table 4. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas in Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-04)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-31.