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New London added to Hartford CSA?

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Apparently New London County is now part of Hartford MSA

 

this brings the area population from around 1.2 million up to around 1.5

 

I guess this is a good thing?  maybe better federal transit funding?

 

also, Springfield is of course still seperate for some reason, but Im thinking that with the Casino going in, and the commuter rail coming... 2020 might bring a new definition there as well

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Where did this come from? I'm not finding anything about this online..Do you have a source?

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I saw it on wikipedia

 

so to verify, I checked the census

 

 

 

apparently we actually lost windham to Worchester, but gaining New London and Norwich netted us up a few hundred K

 

 

Also, I saw that there is mention of a Springfield Hartford CSA in a csv I downloaded from the census but it was on my phone so ill need to look at that again on an actual computer

 

 

so, it seems there might be some loosening of the definition up here away from the town based model

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The town based model is still in effect, but they are also using the MSA and CSA info of course

 

and yes, Hartford Springfield CSA is a thing.  I did not see a total population for that but i'd guess at 2.1 million

 

The census is strange in how they do reporting between censuses.  this might be good news for transportation funds in future

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Seems like good news to me. sucks we lost Windham though.  Are they really that economically tied to Worchester? I certainly wouldn't have thought so.

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I could see it.

 

Obviously its not terribly strongly tied to either metro

 

I feel like I read somewhere that it had been tied to Worchester in the last, Hartford Stole it and now its stolen back.

so, who knows.

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AHA!!!

 

the proof

 

http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/econ/ec2012/csa/EC2012_330M200US278M.pdf

 

 

this is a census document that compares the 2007 lines to the 2012 lines.

 

in 2007 Wilimantic was its own micropolitan area but was associated with the Hartford CSA

in 2007 New london was its own MSA, not associated with anything

 

as of 2012 Wilimantic is not a micropolitan area any more

and New London is part of hartford

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