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...welfare data, Policom ranks metropolitan statistical areas of the U.S. based...The Augusta-Aiken metropolitan statistical area is defined as the...its ranking of the 361 metropolitan statistical areas of the U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/30/yrb_126629.shtml
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Foreclosure filings down in Augusta metro area for April

...inventory of homes for sale in some markets in the coming months."Eleven of the 20 highest foreclosure rates in metropolitan statistical areas with a population of 200,000 or more were in Florida, led by Orlando.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-14/foreclosure-filings-down-a
Up a lazy river

...to have 50 percent of the greater region's residents; Augusta's core boasts only about 80,000 of the Metropolitan Statistical Area's 543,738 residents, or about 15 percent of the region's population.If you consider the larger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-06-15/lazy-river
Augusta jobless rate falters in January

Unemployment for the Augusta-Richmond County metropolitan statistical area was 9.1 percent for January, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.This was a slight increase from the 8.9 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2012-03-15/augusta-job
Vehicle thefts expand in area

...that tracks auto thefts in the nation's 336 Metropolitan Statistical Areas. According to this year's study, the...000 auto thefts each year. LOCAL NUMBERS Metropolitan Statistical Areas in Georgia and South Carolina, the number...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/11/met_378141.shtml
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Area ranks high in vehicle thefts

...and Savannah, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Nationwide, the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Aiken, Edgefield and McDuffie counties, is ranked 55th...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/01/met_460712.shtml
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Metro-area income grows, still falls short of national average

...bigger gains. Augusta-Aiken's per-capita income of $29,342 ranked it No. 254 out of the nation's 363 metropolitan statistical areas, according to the 2006 personal income report released Tuesday by the Commerce Department's Bureau...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2007-08-08/metro-area-
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Comparing income is not always useful

...another story. Where does Augusta rank? According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2005 the Augusta metropolitan statistical area was 82 percent of the U.S. PCPI. Will Augusta ever catch up? Probably not, but policy-makers and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/12/yrb_152136.shtml
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Counties advised to work together

...LLC, an economic development analyst firm. In choosing potential expansion sites, most companies look at "metropolitan statistical areas" rather than individual counties, meaning Columbia County must associate itself with Augusta to draw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/10/bus_436781.shtml
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All in this together

...has to step up to the plate, which it has yet to do. In choosing locations to expand, companies look at "metropolitan statistical areas" which can cover several counties but are most easily identifiable by the area's most prominent community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/12/edi_436961.shtml
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