* In 2003, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) added “Micropolitan areas” to the list of metro areas. As a result of the inclusion of hundreds of new “micro areas” in the study, the national median metro area for Statistics of U.S. Business data dropped significantly. This change may be reflected in the change from 2002 to 2003 or 2003 to 2004, depending on the data series.
Years Available: 2001–2014
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General Notes: *Median value gives the value for the "average" metro area for this metric, the 50th percentile of all metro areas reporting data.