The metadata is: State name, County name, County FIPS code, Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) id, CBSA title and Metropolitan/Micropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) name.

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Details

Note that this data.frame contains duplicates, because some ZCTAs span multiple Counties and States.

References

Data comes from the US Census Bureau's 2010 ZCTA to County Relationship File (https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/zcta_rel_download.html), 2010 ZCTA to Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Relationship File and the Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) and Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) Metropolitan and Micropolitan Delineation files (http://www.census.gov/population/metro/data/def.html).

See also

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