Metropolitan Statistical Area discussion

Question description

1. What areas
comprise the Baltimore Metropolitan area?
2. What is a
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)?
3. List at least
5 website where you can find statistics on the Baltimore Metropolitan area?
4. Using data from the US Census Bureau (http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html)
create a table that compares/describes the following information for three
areas of Baltimore’s MSA, be sure to also include the data of Maryland
(overall). Focus on population, (General population, persons under 5, under 18,
over 65) , Living in same house 1 year & over, High school graduate or
higher, bachelor’s degree or higher, mean travel time to work, housing units
homeownership rate, median household income, persons per household, persons
below poverty level
5. Do you notice any trends or anything significant between the
areas? Explain.
6. In your own words describe several of the major problems Baltimore
City or Baltimore County has to deal with. Are these related in some way to
infrastructure? Can using technology improve or alleviate any of these
problems? (Support your answer).
7. What
technologies do you feel could be beneficial as the Baltimore Metro area grows?

8. Thinking about
the Towson University Campus (particularly if you live on campus), What could
be improved by technology?
9. List several
public services that a city would generally provide to its residents. Explain.