Skip Main Navigation Skip To Navigation Content

Housing Patterns

Skip top of page navigation
You are here: Census.govPeople and HouseholdsHousing Patterns MainData › › MSA/PMSA Table Creation

MSA/PMSA Table Creation

To create a table, select one or more items in the Race/Ethnicity list, one or more items in the MSA/PMSA list, any number of items in the index list, one or more years in the year list, a unit of analysis, and press the Get Table button. Note that indexes may be displayed in columns or in rows. (Columns are generally preferable, but tables with a large number of indexes may be too wide to print.) See list of the data that are not available. Note that there is a limit to the size of a generated table; see criteria for a table that is too large to display.

Race / EthnicityMSA / PMSA
IndexYearUnit of Analysis
Display indices in Columns or Rows

After you have made your selections, then or

Criteria for a Table that is Too Large to Display

A table will be generated unless it is so large that it will take a browser an excessively long time to load. You may generate a smaller table or, from these linked pages, you may download the data for all metropolitan areas in text file or Excel file format. A table is "too large to display" if it meets any of the criteria below.

For tables with indices displayed in COLUMNs:

  • the number of selected metropolitan areas is between 101 and 249 AND
    • the number of selected races/ethnicities is 4 or more AND
    • the number of selected indices is 11 or more
  • the number of selected metropolitan areas is 250 or more AND
    • the number of selected races/ethnicities is 1 and the number of selected indices is 11 or more OR
    • the number of selected races/ethnicities is 2 or more and the number of selected indices is 2 or more OR
    • the number of selected races/ethnicities is 3 or more

For tables with indices displayed in ROWs, a table will be created unless the total number of rows exceeds 1800. The number of rows will be the following number of selected items multiplied together:

  1. races/ethnicities
  2. places
  3. indices
  4. years

Note that there are:

  • 51 MSAs/PMSAs with populations over 1 million
  • 331 total MSAs/PMSAs

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Housing Patterns |  Last Revised: 2012-09-27T14:36:44.842-04:00