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New York Metropolitan Area

The New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area

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New York City

Matt Rosenberg
Updated February 04, 2008
The New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area is the new official federal government name and definition for the greater New York City metropolitan area. It huge and encompasses thirty counties in the greater New York City region consists of the following Metropolitan and Micropolitan areas:

  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • New Haven-Milford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • Torrington, CT Micropolitan Statistical Area
  • Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Below, you will find descriptions of each of the seven above areas and how they are defined.

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of Fairfield County (including the principal cities of Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, and Stratford)

The Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of Ulster County.

The New Haven-Milford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of New Haven County.

The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of the principal cities of New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Edison, NJ; White Plains, NY; Union, NJ; and Wayne, NJ.

Officially, the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area is subdivided into the:

  • Edison, NJ Metropolitan Division (Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, and Somerset County)
  • Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (Nassau County and Suffolk County)
  • Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (Essex County, NJ; Hunterdon County, NJ; Morris County, NJ; Sussex County, NJ; Union County, NJ; and Pike County, PA)
  • New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (Bergen County, NJ; Hudson County, NJ; Passaic County, NJ; Bronx County, NY; Kings County, NY; New York County, NY; Putnam County, NY; Queens County, NY; Richmond County, NY; Rockland County, NY; and Westchester County, NY)
The Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of Dutchess County and Orange County (including the principal cities of Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown, and Arlington.)

The Torrington, CT Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of Litchfield County.

The Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of Mercer County.

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