Mayagüez metropolitan area Article

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Map of Puerto Rico highlighting the Mayagüez Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Mayagüez Metropolitan Statistical Area is a United States Census Bureau defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in west central Puerto Rico. A July 1, 2009 Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 109,842, a 4.53% decrease from the 2000 census figure of 115,048. [1]

Of the eight metropolitan areas in the Commonwealth, Mayagüez has experienced the largest population decline during the 2000-2009 period. The only other MSA to have lost population during this same period is Ponce.

Municipalities

A total of two municipalities ( Spanish: municipios) are included as part of the Mayagüez Metropolitan Statistical Area. [2] They are:

Combined Statistical Area

Components of the Mayagüez-San Germán-Cabo Rojo Combined Statistical Area.
  Mayagüez MSA
  San Germán-Cabo Rojo MSA

The Mayagüez– San GermánCabo Rojo Combined Statistical Area (CSA) includes two metropolitan areas and six municipalities. A July 1, 2009 Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 258,401, a 2.84% increase over the 2000 census figure of 251,260. The Mayagüez–San Germán–Cabo Rojo Combined Statistical Area comprises 6.5% of Puerto Rico's total population. [3]

Components

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

See also

References

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses (OMB Bulletin 08 - 01)" (PDF). 2007 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2007-11-20. Archived from the original ( CSV) on 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
  3. ^ "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.