Monday, March 25, 2013

Columbia Gets Some Respect

The Baltimore metro area has been given a new label by the White House Office of Management and Budget. It is now known as the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson MD Metropolitan Statistical Area. To2C netizen, Mike Ratcliffe noted that “Columbia (is) finally getting the recognition it deserves given that it is the second largest place in Maryland and a key economic center.”

“Metropolitan Statistical Areas have 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.”

Mike also shared a link to an interactive map from the Census Bureau that shows net gains and losses of HoCo population migration. For example, the map shows that HoCo has had a net gain of population from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties but a net loss to Carroll, Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties.
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