Guide Select X and Y axes to draw a new scatter plot. Each circle represents an MSA.
Drag your mouse to zoom in. Double-click to zoom out. Hover on a circle for detailed data. Filter by
population size by using the slider below. Start typing in the textboxes below to find a specific MSA.
(MSA means metropolitan statistical area — a contiguous urban region with a relatively dense population
and high economic activity.)
Use slider to filter cities by population size. Now between and .
Hover on a circle to see MSA data here.
Circle area proportional to population Show gridlines.
Color indicates region. Red: Northeast, Green: South, Blue: Midwest, and Yellow: West.
About Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial,
global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. Darden’s
top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge
through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university
founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Darden School of Business improves the
world by creating knowledge about the transformative power of entrepreneurship and innovation and
by cultivating principled, entrepreneurial leaders. The Institute's research initiative advances
knowledge that addresses real-world challenges and shapes Darden's curriculum, and its educational
offerings are ranked top 10 in the world. The Batten Institute was established by the vision and
philanthropy of UVA alumnus Frank Batten Sr.