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Metropolitan Power Diffusion Index
Year: 2002; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Metropolitan Power Diffusion Index
Year: 2002; Ordered: alphabetically
Metro Area Value
Akron, OH 6.5
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 9.5
Albuquerque, NM 3.7
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 9.9
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9.7
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 4.5
Austin-Round Rock, TX 5.9
Bakersfield, CA 7.1
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3.1
Baton Rouge, LA 4.1
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 6.0
Boise City-Nampa, ID 5.5
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 13.4
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 4.9
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 7.2
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 3.2
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 4.3
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 4.4
Chattanooga, TN-GA 3.9
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 22.1
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 11.3
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 10.4
Colorado Springs, CO 4.2
Columbia, SC 4.9
Columbus, OH 8.8
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11.3
Dayton, OH 7.8
Denver-Aurora, CO 8.2
Des Moines, IA 6.0
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 11.5
El Paso, TX 3.4
Fresno, CA 6.2
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 7.3
Greensboro-High Point, NC 3.3
Greenville, SC 4.3
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 8.3
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 7.2
Honolulu, HI 1.0
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 10.9
Indianapolis, IN 9.4
Jackson, MS 5.1
Jacksonville, FL 3.4
Kansas City, MO-KS 10.9
Knoxville, TN 4.1
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 2.8
Lancaster, PA 7.7
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2.7
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 6.0
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 11.7
Louisville, KY-IN 7.5
Madison, WI 7.8
McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 4.9
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 3.7
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 6.3
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 8.2
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12.6
Modesto, CA 5.3
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 4.8
New Haven-Milford, CT 4.9
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 3.9
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 16.3
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 5.2
Oklahoma City, OK 7.6
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 7.7
Orlando, FL 5.2
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 5.5
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 3.4
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 15.2
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7.5
Pittsburgh, PA 16.1
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 8.9
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 8.3
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 8.0
Provo-Orem, UT 4.5
Raleigh-Cary, NC 3.9
Richmond, VA 3.9
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 10.6
Rochester, NY 8.9
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 8.5
Salt Lake City, UT 5.3
San Antonio, TX 5.8
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7.2
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 10.7
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6.4
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 3.8
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 9.2
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 9.5
Springfield, MA 7.1
St. Louis, MO-IL 14.9
Stockton, CA 5.0
Syracuse, NY 7.5
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5.3
Toledo, OH 6.7
Tucson, AZ 3.5
Tulsa, OK 7.7
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 4.0
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4.9
Wichita, KS 6.9
Worcester, MA 7.9
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 8.7

Definition: The Metropolitan Power Diffusion Index (MPDI) measures the extent to which power is concentrated or diffused among governments within a metro area. Higher indices reflect more deconcentrated power, where power is proxied by local government expeditures.

Notes: The MPDI is calculated as the sum of the square roots of the percentage contribution of each government in the metro area, where the percentage contribution refers to each government's share of the metro area's total government expenditures.

Source: Dr. David Y. Miller, University of Pittsburgh, analysis of U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census of Governments, 2002.