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What are CBSA Codes?- Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CBSA Codes were introduced in June 2003 by the Executive Branch of the United States under the Office of Management and Budget as a way to determine which areas in the USA had a high-degree of "cohesiveness" or interaction with each other. For example, all the cities and towns around Chicago, IL interact primarily with Chicago - knowing this information helps companies better identify their customers as well as divide sales territories.

For larger metro areas, this database also includes the Metropolitan Division (if any) in which the ZIP code lies.  Not all ZIP Codes have a CBSA code assigned to them such as rural and "middle of nowhere" ZIP Codes.

CBSAs and Metropolitan Divisions are five-digit numeric codes assigned to the 960 metropolitan, micropolitan, and division statistical areas defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a part of the administrative branch of the Federal Government.

USA - CBSA Database. The database includes ZIP Code, County FIPS, CSA Code, CSA Name, CBSA Code, CBSA Name, CBSA Type, Div Code, Div Name. The ZIP Code list is available in the following formats: Microsoft Excel 97 (or later), Microsoft Access 97 & 2000 (or later), comma-separated values, fixed-width format, and tab-delimited format. All formats are included with your purchase, and they can be imported into most databases and spreadsheets.

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Voted #1 for the 11th year in a Row- Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Recently, zipcodedownload was rated the #1 provider for zip code data for the 11th year in a row.  We are proud of our ranking and take great pride in providing our thousands of customers with the best and most accurate zip code database anywhere.  

When we launched 11 years ago we were the first company to provide an accurate, up to date downloadable zip code database.  We expanded our product line over the years to include Canadian postal codes and Mexican zip code databases. 

Most recently, we launched the first zip code web service to the public, making it easy for customers to plug into up to data zip code data.  Thousands have taken advantage of this new service to automate their web sites, software and apps.  

As we look forward to the next ten years, we plan to keep your trust and continue to be the #1 provider of zip code data online.  Thank you for your trust!

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