Geocoding System

Census Updates

2018 Geocoding System
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the revised delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in April 10, 2018. The bulletin updates and supercedes OBM Bulletin No. 17-01 issued on August 15, 2017. The new MSA definitions apply to CRA & HMDA data collected on or after January 1, 2018 and incorporated in the 2018 Census data and Geocoding System. For 2018 activity, select ‘2018’ from the drop down menu when collecting geocoding information.

2017 Geocoding System
The Office of Management and Budget did not publish any MSA or MetroDiv changes, effective for 2017 data, however updates were made to some census tracts. For 2017 activity, select ‘2017’ from the drop down menu when collecting geocoding information.

2016 Geocoding System
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the revised delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in July 2015. County changes were also announced by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2015. The new MSA definitions and county changes apply to CRA & HMDA data collected on or after January 1, 2016 and is incorporated in the 2016 Census data and Geocoding System. For 2016 HMDA activity, select ‘2016’ from the drop down menu when collecting geocoding information.