Yazoo County has been added to the list of counties that make up the Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced the change in a bulletin published on February 28, 2013 with revised delineations of the nation’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas. According to the bulletin, the new delineations were to take effect immediately. The other counties that comprise the Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area are Hinds County, Rankin County, Madison County, Simpson County, and Copiah County.
Thrilled as I am at the news, the upshot for me is more work. I need to update all my appraisal reports (and eventually, this website) with new maps, new demographics, new information on population trends, household income, educational attainment, housing, and a whole lot more. But who am I kidding? The truth is, I love that kind of stuff. I love data. This is really just an excuse for me to do more of what I love. And that’s a good thing.
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