What does this indicator measure?
This indicator is a measure of the number of non-profits per 1000 residents across the Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo, and Rochester MSA’s (see note below). This indicator is also given for New York State and the United States.
Notes: There are two important things to note about this data. First, the results are based on 3 year averages (2008-2010) of annual participation. Three years data was collected, and then averaged out annually. Second, the results are based on the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’s), NOT the cities listed or their respective counties. An MSA is defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a geographic entity that contains a core urban area population of 50,000 or more and includes the county where the core area is located and may include adjacent counties that have a high degree of societal and economic integration with that urban core. The Syracuse MSA is a 3,083 square-mile area which consists of Madison, Onondaga and Oswego counties.