Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area (CBSA code: 41620) by FW4vj0b5

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									 Metropolitan Statistical Area




           Regional Economics 430
               Professor Kurre

                    By:


Jack DiGuiseppe      __________________
Kevin Keys          ___________________
Joe Ludrof          ___________________
Table of Contents
I.         Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area (CBSA code: 41620) ............................................... 1
      A.        Principal City: Salt Lake City, UT ........................................................................................................ 1
      B.        Comprised of ..................................................................................................................................... 1
           1.      Tooele County (County code 49045) ............................................................................................ 1
           2.      Salt Lake County (County code 49035) ......................................................................................... 1
           3.      Summit County (County code 49043) ........................................................................................... 1
      C.        Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield Combined Statistical Area (CSA) .................................................... 1
           1.      Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area ........................................................................... 1
           2.      Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area ..................................................................... 1
           3.      Brigham City, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area............................................................................. 1
           4.      Heber, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area ....................................................................................... 1
II.        Salt Lake City MSA Through Time ......................................................................................................... 2
      A.        1950 - 1960 ....................................................................................................................................... 2
           1.      Salt Lake County (County code: 49035) ........................................................................................ 2
      B.        1960 - 1971 ....................................................................................................................................... 2
           1.      Salt Lake County (County code: 49035) ........................................................................................ 2
      C.        1971 - 1981 ....................................................................................................................................... 2
           1.      Davis County (County code: 49011) .............................................................................................. 2
           2.      Salt Lake County (County code: 49035) ........................................................................................ 2
      D.        1981-1990 ......................................................................................................................................... 2
           1.      Davis County (County code: 49011) .............................................................................................. 2
           2.      Salt Lake County (County code: 49035) ........................................................................................ 2
           3.      Weber County (County code: 49057) ........................................................................................... 2
           4.      Tooele County (County code: 49045) ........................................................................................... 2
      E. From 1990 until 2003 the MSA definition was listed as Salt Lake City – Ogden, Utah and was
      comprised of ............................................................................................................................................. 2
           1.      Davis County (County code: 49011) .............................................................................................. 2
           2.      Salt Lake County (County code: 49035) ........................................................................................ 2
           3.      Weber County (County code: 49057) ........................................................................................... 2
      F.        From 2003 through 2007 the MSA definition did not change, and remains current (See above I.a.)
                2
          1.      Acquired CBSA code 41620 in 2003 .............................................................................................. 2
III.           Utah 2007 Census Bureau Region and Division Classification .......................................................... 3
          1.      Region 4: West .............................................................................................................................. 3
          2.      Division 8: Mountain ..................................................................................................................... 3
          3.      Other states in the West region and Mountain division............................................................... 3
IV.            Map of Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area ................................................................... 4
V.        Total Salt Lake City MSA Land Area ...................................................................................................... 5
     A.        Total MSA area: 9976.2 sq.mi. .......................................................................................................... 5
          1.      Land area: 9538 sq. mi. ................................................................................................................. 5
          2.      Water area: 438.2 sq. mi............................................................................................................... 5
     B.        MSA area by county: ......................................................................................................................... 5
          1.      Salt Lake County: 807.4 sq.mi. .................................................................................................... 5
          2.      Tooele County: 7,286.8 sq. mi. ................................................................................................... 5
          3.      Summit County: 1,882.0 sq. mi. ................................................................................................. 5
VI.            Population Information and Graphs ................................................................................................. 6
     A.        Population Change from 1970-2007 ................................................................................................. 6
     B.        Average Annual Percent Change (1970-2007) .................................................................................. 7
     C.        Annual Population Percentage Change (1970-2007) ........................................................................ 7
     D.        Population Change per Year (1970-2007) ......................................................................................... 8
     E.        Total Population per Year (1970-2007)............................................................................................. 8
VII.           2007 Salt Lake City MSA Population Information ............................................................................. 9
     A.        Estimated Population (as of 2007) .................................................................................................... 9
          1.      Salt Lake County: 1,009,518 ........................................................................................................ 9
          2.      Tooele County: 54,914 ................................................................................................................ 9
          3.      Summit County: 35,541............................................................................................................... 9
     B.        Projected Utah State Population .................................................................................................... 10
          1.      2030 Projected Population: 3,485,367 ....................................................................................... 10
          2.      2025 Projected Population: 3,225,680 ....................................................................................... 10
          3.      2020 Projected Population: 2,990,094 ....................................................................................... 10
          4.      2015 Projected Population: 2,783,040 ....................................................................................... 10
          5.      2010 Projected Population: 2,595,013 ....................................................................................... 10
          6.      2005 Census Population: 2,417,998 ........................................................................................... 10
        7.      2000 Census Population: 2,233,169 ........................................................................................... 10
   C.        Average Annual Growth Rate ......................................................................................................... 10
        1.      2025-2030: 1.49% ....................................................................................................................... 10
        2.      2020-2025: 1.46% ....................................................................................................................... 10
        3.      2015-2020: 1.38% ....................................................................................................................... 10
        4.      2010-2015: 1.35% ....................................................................................................................... 10
        5.      2005-2010: 1.36% ....................................................................................................................... 10
   D.        Projected United States Population................................................................................................ 10
        1.      2030 Projected Population: 363,584,435 ................................................................................... 10
        2.      2000 Census Population: 281,421,906 ....................................................................................... 10
   E.        Population Density* ........................................................................................................................ 11
        1.      Salt Lake County: 1,370 people per sq. mi. ............................................................................... 11
        2.      Tooele County: 8 people per sq. mi. ......................................................................................... 11
        3.      Summit County: 19 people per sq. mi....................................................................................... 11
        4.      Total for the MSA: 115 people per sq.mi. ................................................................................... 11
VIII.        Land Area Data for MSA and the U.S. (2000) .................................................................................. 12
   A.        2000 Salt Lake City, UT MSA consisted of ....................................................................................... 12
        1.      Weber County ............................................................................................................................. 12
        2.      Davis County ............................................................................................................................... 12
        3.      Salt Lake County .......................................................................................................................... 12
        4.      Total 2000 MSA land area: 1,617 sq. mi. ................................................................................... 12
        5.      Total 2000 MSA population per square mile: 825 people per sq. mi. ........................................ 12
   B.        2000 United States.......................................................................................................................... 12
        1.      Land Area: 3,537,438.4 sq. mi..................................................................................................... 12
        2.      Population Density: 79.6 people per square mile ..................................................................... 12
IX.          Salt Lake City, UT MSA Summary .................................................................................................... 13
   A. The Salt Lake City MSA consists of Salt Lake County, Tooele County, and Summit County in Utah
   State, with Salt Lake County containing the principal city, Salt Lake City. Over the past 50 years the
   MSA definition has gone from one county in 1950 to a high of four counties in 1981 to 1990, and then
   to its current three-county definition. The population density is substantially lower than other major
   MSA’s (Atlanta, Cleveland, Pittsburgh etc…) with only 115 people per square mile, the reason being
   that the person per square mile for Tooele County is only 7.92, and just 19.00 for Summit County.
   Although Salt Lake City MSA has such a low population per square mile its annual growth rate is
     approximately double that of the United States. According to population projections for the state of
     Utah in the year 2030 it will have the fifth greatest percentage increase in population, becoming
     almost double the projected percentage increase for the whole United States. .................................. 13
X.     Bureau of Economic Analysis Definition ............................................................................................. 14
XI.       Bibliography .................................................................................................................................... 21
I.  Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area (CBSA code:
41620)


         A.       Principal City: Salt Lake City, UT
         B.       Comprised of
                  1.       Tooele County (County code 49045)
                  2.       Salt Lake County (County code 49035)
                  3.       Summit County (County code 49043)


Source: United States Census Bureau: Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas website:
http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/metrodef.html
Metropolitan and Micropolitan statistical areas and components Geographic Areas table in the Metropolitan and
Micropolitan statistical areas definition files.




         C.       Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield Combined Statistical Area (CSA)
                  1.       Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
                           a)       CBSA code: 41620
                  2.       Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
                           a)       CBSA code: 36260
                  3.       Brigham City, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area
                           a)       CBSA code: 14940
                  4.       Heber, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area
                           a)       CBSA code: 25720

Source: United States Census Bureau: Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas website:
http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/metrodef.html
Metropolitan and Micropolitan statistical areas and components Geographic Areas table in the Counties with
metropolitan and Micropolitan statistical areas codes file.




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II.   Salt Lake City MSA Through Time
      A.    1950 - 1960
            1.    Salt Lake County (County code: 49035)

      B.    1960 - 1971
            1.    Salt Lake County (County code: 49035)

      C.    1971 - 1981
            1.    Davis County (County code: 49011)
            2.    Salt Lake County (County code: 49035)

      D.    1981-1990
            1.    Davis County (County code: 49011)
            2.    Salt Lake County (County code: 49035)
            3.    Weber County (County code: 49057)
            4.    Tooele County (County code: 49045)

      E.     From 1990 until 2003 the MSA definition was listed as Salt Lake
      City – Ogden, Utah and was comprised of
            1.    Davis County (County code: 49011)
            2.    Salt Lake County (County code: 49035)
            3.    Weber County (County code: 49057)

      F.   From 2003 through 2007 the MSA definition did not change, and
      remains current (See above I.a.)
            1.    Acquired CBSA code 41620 in 2003
                  a)    Prior to 2003 what has become the CBSA code was called an MSA
                  code.
                  b)      Salt Lake City’s MSA code was 7160.
                  c)      Note that the CBSA code is different from the previous MSA code.
                  This is simply because the classification system of the BEA was revised in
                  2002 to increase statistical accuracy.



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Source: United States Census Bureau Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Historical Metropolitan Area Definitions:
http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/pastmetro.html



III.     Utah 2007 Census Bureau Region and Division Classification
                   1.        Region 4: West
                   2.        Division 8: Mountain
                   3.        Other states in the West region and Mountain division
                                      Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and
                                       Wyoming

Source: United States Census Bureau at: http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf




Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/reps/maps/us_census.html




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IV.    Map of Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
                            (Using current definition)




Source:
http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/metroarea/stcbsa_pg/Nov2004/cbsa2004_UT.pdf




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V.     Total Salt Lake City MSA Land Area
       A.      Total MSA area: 9976.2 sq.mi.
               1.     Land area: 9538 sq. mi.
               2.     Water area: 438.2 sq. mi.


       B.      MSA area by county:
               1.     Salt Lake County: 807.4 sq.mi.
                      a)      Land Area: 737 sq. mi.
                      b)      Water Area: 70.4 sq. mi.
               2.     Tooele County: 7,286.8 sq. mi.
                      a)      Land Area: 6,930 sq. mi.
                      b)      Water Area: 56.8 sq. mi.
               3.     Summit County: 1,882.0 sq. mi.
                      a)      Land Area: 1,871.0 sq. mi.
                      b)      Water Area: 11.0 sq. mi.


Source: http://www.city-data.com/ Each county’s land area was found and then added for the total
land area of the MSA. The water area was found for each county and added up for the MSA. Both were
then added together for the total area of the MSA.




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VI.     Population Information and Graphs



          A.      Population Change from 1970-2007



                                  Salt Lake City, UT MSA
       Periods        Average Population      Average Annual % Change       Average Population Change
      1970-1980            555,100                      1.69                         16,871
      1980-1990            700,030                      2.15                         17,790
      1990-2000            844,904                      2.22                         14,628
      2000-2007           1,012,206                     2.98                         16,071


                                           United States
       Periods        Average Population      Average Annual % Change       Average Population Change
      1970-1980          215,463,390                    1.09                        2,324,021
      1980-1990          237,981,717                    0.94                        2,207,165
      1990-2000          266,001,925                    1.21                        3,145,699
      2000-2007          291,791,623                    0.99                        2,822,624


                   Salt Lake City, UT MSA (Using Historic Definitions)
       Periods        Average Population      Average Annual % Change       Average Population Change
      1970-1980            644,719                      5.47                         20,797
      1980-1990           1,018,355                     3.66                         17,074
      1990-2000           1,220,922                     1.87                         24,708
      2000-2002           1,358,387                     1.49                         19,975




      *Average Annual % Change was calculated using the average of the periods annual percent change.
                   *The last period in each table does not contain the full 10 year period.
                           Source: http://recenter.tamu.edu/data/popc/popcs49




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B.                                     Average Annual Percent Change (1970-2007)


 Average Annual Percent Change   6.0

                                 5.0

                                 4.0

                                                                                                                                      Salt Lake City, UT (Current
                                 3.0
                                                                                                                                      Def.)

                                 2.0                                                                                                  United States


                                 1.0                                                                                                  Salt Lake City, UT (Historic
                                                                                                                                      Def.)
                                 0.0




                                                                                   Year




C.                                     Annual Population Percentage Change (1970-2007)


                                 4.5%
                                 4.0%
  Population Percentage Change




                                 3.5%
                                 3.0%
                                 2.5%
                                                                                                                                    Salt Lake City, UT
                                 2.0%                                                                                               (Current Def.)
                                 1.5%                                                                                               United States
                                 1.0%
                                 0.5%
                                 0.0%
                                         1970


                                                       1976


                                                                     1982


                                                                                   1988


                                                                                                 1994


                                                                                                               2000


                                                                                                                             2006
                                                1973


                                                              1979


                                                                            1985


                                                                                          1991


                                                                                                        1997


                                                                                                                      2003




                                                                               Year




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D.               Population Change per Year (1970-2007)




              40,000

              35,000

              30,000

              25,000
 People




              20,000                                     Salt Lake City, UT
                                                         (Current Def.)
              15,000
                                                         Salt Lake City, UT
              10,000                                     (Historic Def.)

               5,000

                   0
                       1970
                       1973
                       1976
                       1979
                       1982
                       1985
                       1988
                       1991
                       1994
                       1997
                       2000
                       2003
                       2006
                                 Year




E.               Total Population per Year (1970-2007)


              1,600,000

              1,400,000

              1,200,000

              1,000,000
 Population




               800,000                                   Salt Lake City, UT
                                                         (Current Def.)
               600,000
                                                         Salt Lake City, UT
               400,000                                   (Historic Def.)

               200,000

                       0
                           1970
                           1973
                           1976
                           1979
                           1982
                           1985
                           1988
                           1991
                           1994
                           1997
                           2000
                           2003
                           2006




                                  Year



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VII. 2007 Salt Lake City MSA Population Information
        A.      Estimated Population (as of 2007)
                1.       Salt Lake County: 1,009,518
                2.       Tooele County: 54,914
                3.       Summit County: 35,541
Source: Real Estate Center http://recenter.tamu.edu/data/popc/popcs49.html and is based on United States
Census estimates.




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B.   Projected Utah State Population
     1.   2030 Projected Population: 3,485,367

     2.   2025 Projected Population: 3,225,680

     3.   2020 Projected Population: 2,990,094

     4.   2015 Projected Population: 2,783,040

     5.   2010 Projected Population: 2,595,013

     6.   2005 Census Population: 2,417,998
     7.   2000 Census Population: 2,233,169

C.   Average Annual Growth Rate
     1.   2025-2030: 1.49%

     2.   2020-2025: 1.46%

     3.   2015-2020: 1.38%

     4.   2010-2015: 1.35%

     5.   2005-2010: 1.36%

D.   Projected United States Population
     1.   2030 Projected Population: 363,584,435

     2.   2025 Projected Population: 57,470,313

     3.   2020 Projected Population: 57,135,437

     4.   2015 Projected Population: 56,565,669

     5.   2010 Projected Population: 55,785,179

     6.   2005 Census Population: 54,802,949
     7.   2000 Census Population: 281,421,906

E.   Average Annual Growth Rate
     1.   2025-2030: 0.78%

     2.   2020-2025: 0.78%

     3.   2015-2020: 0.80%



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                   4.       2010-2015: 0.83%

                   5.       2005-2010: 0.87%
Source: http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/projectionsagesex.html

         F.        Population Density for 2007
                   1.       Salt Lake County: 1,370 people per sq. mi.
                   2.       Tooele County: 8 people per sq. mi.
                   3.       Summit County: 19 people per sq. mi.
                   4.       Total for the MSA: 115 people per sq.mi.


The population density was found by taking the total population of each county and dividing that amount by the land area of
each county. Total population density was found by taking the sum of each county’s population divided by the sum of the land
area of each county.




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VIII. Land Area Data for MSA and the U.S. (2000)
     A.    2000 Salt Lake City, UT MSA consisted of
           1.          Weber County
                       a)      Land Area: 576 sq. mi.
                       b)      Population Density: 341 people per square mile
           2.          Davis County
                       a)      Land Area: 304 sq. mi.
                       b)      Population Density: 785 people per square mile
           3.          Salt Lake County
                       a)      Land Area: 737 sq. mi.
                       b)      Population Density: 1218 people per square mile
           4.          Total 2000 MSA land area: 1,617 sq. mi.
           5.          Total 2000 MSA population per square mile: 825 people per sq. mi.

     B.    2000 United States
           1.          Land Area: 3,537,438.4 sq. mi.
                       a)      Water Area: 256,644.62 sq. mi.
                       b)      Total Area: 3,794,083.02 sq. mi.
           2.          Population Density: 79.6 people per square mile

                       Salt Lake City, UT MSA Land Area and Population
                                    Density By County (2000)

                                                              1218
                1500
                                                  785
                1000
                                    341                              Land Area
                500
                                                                     Population Density
                   0
                            Weber         Davis         Salt Lake
                                          County




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IX.      Salt Lake City, UT MSA Summary

      A.           The Salt Lake City MSA consists of Salt Lake County, Tooele
      County, and Summit County in Utah State, with Salt Lake County
      containing the principal city, Salt Lake City. Over the past 50 years the
      MSA definition has gone from one county in 1950 to a high of four
      counties in 1981 to 1990, and then to its current three-county
      definition. The population density is substantially lower than other
      major MSA’s (Atlanta, Cleveland, Pittsburgh etc…) with only 115 people
      per square mile, the reason being that the people per square mile for
      Tooele County is only 7.92, and just 19.00 for Summit County. Although
      Salt Lake City MSA has such a low population per square mile its annual
      growth rate is approximately double that of the United States.
      According to population projections for the state of Utah in the year
      2030 it will have the fifth greatest percentage increase in population,
      becoming almost double the projected percentage increase for the
      whole United States.




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X.      Bureau of Economic Analysis Definition




142: Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield, UT (EA) (57142)

       Franklin, ID (16041)
       Oneida, ID (16071)
       Box Elder, UT (49003)
       Cache, UT (49005)
       Carbon, UT (49007)
       Daggett, UT (49009)
       Davis, UT (49011)
       Duchesne, UT (49013)
       Emery, UT (49015)
       Garfield, UT (49017)
       Grand, UT (49019)
       Juab, UT (49023)
       Millard, UT (49027)
       Morgan, UT (49029)
       Piute, UT (49031)
       Salt Lake, UT (49035)
       San Juan, UT (49037)
       Sanpete, UT (49039)
       Sevier, UT (49041)
       Summit, UT (49043)
       Tooele, UT (49045)
       Uintah, UT (49047)
       Utah, UT (49049)
       Wasatch, UT (49051)
       Wayne, UT (49055)
       Weber, UT (49057)



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XI.   Cost of Living


      A.     How will most people calculate cost of living? Probably through
      one of numerous online COL calculators such as bestplaces.net. It was
      the first result from a Google web search of “cost of living.” The simple
      search term and the convenience of choosing the first result was the
      best criteria for determining what the majority of uninformed COL-
      curious web users would look at. Below are the results from a COL index
      of Salt Lake City UT, moving from Erie PA, with an Erie salary of $45,000.




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B.     Bestplaces.net also has comparisons between Salt Lake City, Erie,
and the United States. These categories include people, economy,
housing, health, crime, climate, education, transportation, cost of living,
religion, and voting. They include an extensive list of disorganized data
sources that range from the Census Bureau to the NFL
(http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/DataSource.aspx). Furthermore, their
methodology is questionable as it is unlisted, and the disclaimer excuses
them from any inaccuracies. It ends with the statement “You should not
assume that the provided content is error-free or that it will be suitable
for the particular purpose that you have in mind when using it.”




Website: http://www.bestplaces.net/col/




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XII.   Quality of Life


                                   Places Rated almanac

                Category         Score         Rank          Percentile
              Ambience             95            20              94.72
              Housing              30           265              30.08
              Jobs                 94            22              94.20
              Crime                41           226              40.37
              Transportation       91            36              90.50
              Education            79            83              78.10
              Health Care          56           166              56.20
              Recreation           91            34              91.03
              Climate              12           334              11.87
              Overall                            56              85.22
              Mean                 65          131.78            65.23
              Out of               100          379               100




                          Category       Percentile       Rank
                       Ambience            94.72           20
                       Jobs                94.20           22
                       Recreation          91.03           34
                       Transportation      90.50           36
                       Education           78.10           83
                       Health Care         56.20          166
                       Crime               40.37          226
                       Housing             30.08          265
                       Climate             11.87          334




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A.     Salt Lake City, UT MSA ranks 56 out of 379 in the Places Rated
Almanac, which ranks Metropolitan Statistical areas based on nine
categories. It ranked in the top six percent in both Ambience and Jobs. It
also ranked in the bottom twelve percent in climate. Overall Salt Lake
City, UT MSA ranked in the top fifteen percent of best MSA’s.




B.    The Above graph illustrates the percentile scores for the nine
categories measured in the Places Rated Almanac. The percentile was
found by dividing the category ranking by 379, then subtracting that
percent from 100.




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                                            Cities Ranked & Rated
                                                  Score      Rank
                           Arts & Culture          82.6       66
                           Cost of Living          26.7      273
                           Economy & Jobs          91.7       32

                           Transportation          32.9      252
                           Education               74.3       96
                           Health Care             58.3      157
                           Leisure                 90.1       38
                           Climate                 29.4      263
                           Overall                 84.1       27
                           Mean                   60.75     147.13

       C.     The Cities Ranked & Rated measures similar categories to Places
       Rated Almanac, however it fails to measure crime. In this book, Salt Lake
       City, UT MSA ranked 27 overall. It scored high rankings in Economy &
       Jobs and Leisure. As with the Places Rated, it scored low again in
       climate.


                       Cities Ranked & Rated                         Places Rated Almanac
                             Score      Rank                    Category      Score      Rank
      Arts & Culture          82.6       66                  Ambience           95         20
      Cost of Living          26.7      273                  Housing            30        265
      Economy & Jobs          91.7       32                  Jobs               94         22
                                                             Crime              41        226
      Transportation          32.9      252                  Transportation     91         36
      Education               74.3       96                  Education          79         83
      Health Care             58.3      157                  Health Care        56        166
      Leisure                 90.1       38                  Recreation         91         34
      Climate                 29.4      263                  Climate            12        334
      Overall                 84.1       27                  Overall           65.44       56
      Mean                   60.75     147.13                Mean               65       131.78

The above tables show the similar categories in the two books side by side for purposes of comparison.




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The above graph illustrates the comparative rankings in both the Places Rated Almanac and Cities
Ranked & Rated.



                       MSA was 60/200 in 2002 Forbes Best Places for Business
                       MSA was 65/200 in 2004 Forbes Best Places for Business


Source:http://www.forbes.com/lists/results.jhtml?passListId=1&passYear=2002&passListType=Misc&se
archParameter1=&searchParameter2=&resultsHowMany=25&resultsSortProperties=%2Bnumberfield1
%2C%2Bstringfield1&resultsSortCategoryName=rank&fromColumnClick=&bktDisplayField=&bktDisplayF
ieldLength=&category1=&category2=&passKeyword=&resultsStart=1.

       D.      The Forbes Best Places for Business uses a methodology of
       expenses related to labor, energy, taxes, and office space. The
       considered work force consisted of college graduates and PH.D.'s in an
       area. Forbes also factors in job income growth, migration patterns and
       crime rates. Starting in 2004 they added a culture and leisure index to
       their rankings. The index ranks Cost of doing Business, Job growth,
       Educational Attainment, and Population.




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XIII. Income data



XIV. Types of Income



XV.   Unemployment Rates



XVI. Employment Data



XVII. Industrial Sources of Earnings



XVIII. Measures of Specialization




XIX. Bibliography

  1. Bureau of Economic Analysis: Regional Economic Accounts:
     http://www.bea.gov/regional/docs/econlist.cfm#S
  2. City-Data.com. http://www.city-data.com/
  3. Real Estate Center. http://recenter.tamu.edu/data/popc/popcs49.html
  4. U.S. Census Bureau: Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas.
     http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/metrodef.html
  5. U.S. Census Regions and Divisions of the United States.
     http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf
  6. U.S Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S Census Bureau:
     http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/metroarea/stcbsa_pg/Nov2004/cbsa2004_UT.pdf
  7. 2000 United States Census: http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html

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8. U.S. Census Bureau: U.S. Population Projections:
   http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/projectionsagesex.html




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