States:All states (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) are coded ST. State FIPS codes
Metropolitan Areas:All metropolitan statistical areas and metropolitan NECTAs (New England City and Town Areas) are coded MT. Metropolitan divisions and NECTA divisions are coded DV. Micropolitan areas are coded MC, and Combined Statistical Areas and Combined NECTAs are coded CA. There are 34 metropolitan divisions and NECTA divisions that are components of metropolitan statistical areas and Metropolitan NECTAs with a core and population of at least 2.5 million. A Combined Area can be composed of two or more metropolitan areas and/or micropolitan areas. More information about metropolitan areas.
Counties:Counties and county equivalents are coded PA, PS, or CN. Single county metropolitan areas can be found also by found under MT, DV, or MC by the metropolitan area name.
Cities:Cities with population above 25,000 are coded PA, PS, or CT. For independent cities (cities not within a county and therefore equivalent to a county), see the narrative under counties. In addition, some cities and towns in Massachusetts and some cities in Texas are coded CC. Cities and towns with less than 25,000 population in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are coded ME, NH, and VT, respectively.
City parts:Within-county parts of cities that cross county boundaries are coded PT.
Small Labor Market Areas:All small (that is, nonmetropolitan or nonmicropolitan) multi-county labor market areas are coded SA. In addition, multi-entity intrastate parts of interstate metropolitan areas and metropolitan divisions are coded IM and ID, respectively. Single-county small labor market areas are coded PA, PS, or CN and retain the county name.
Balances of State:For California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Washington—the State less the modeled substate areas are coded BS.
Definitions of LAUS codes
Last Modified Date: March 10, 2005