Ponce metropolitan area Article

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Map of Puerto Rico highlighting the Ponce Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Ponce Metropolitan Statistical Area is a United States Census Bureau defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in south central Puerto Rico. A 1 July 2009 Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 262,414, a 0.95% decrease from the 2000 census figure of 264,919. [1]

Ponce is the third largest metropolitan area (by population) in Puerto Rico. Of the eight MSA areas in the Commonwealth, only Ponce and Mayagüez experienced population declines during the 2000-2009 period.

Municipalities

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

Combined Statistical Area

Components of the Ponce-Yauco-Coamo Combined Statistical Area.
  Ponce MSA
  Yauco MSA
  Coamo μSA
  Santa Isabel μSA

The Ponce– YaucoCoamo Combined Statistical Area (CSA) includes two metropolitan areas, two micropolitan areas; nine municipalities in total. A July 1, 2009 Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 483,149, a 2.07% increase over the 2000 census figure of 442,244. The Ponce–Yauco–Coamo Combined Statistical Area comprises 12.2% of Puerto Rico's total population. [3]

Components

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
    • Ponce (3 Municipalities)
    • Yauco (4 Municipalities)
  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Table 3. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Puerto Rico: 1 April 2000 to 1 July 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.