Central Business Districts (CBD)1990:
Employment & Market Share in
Major Metropolitan Areas

Ranking by CBD Market Share
Ranking by CBD Employment
CBD Journey to Work Market Share by Mode

Metropolitan and Central Business District Employment: Metropolitan Areas with More than 1,000,000 Population: 1990
Metropolitan Area Central Business District Metropolitan Employment Central Business District Employment Central Business District Share
Atlanta Atlanta 1,469,298 112,654 7.67%
Baltmore Baltmore 1,125,264 127,682 11.35%
Boston Boston 2,182,115 148,400 6.80%
Buffalo Buffalo 534,871 54,828 10.25%
Charlotte Charlotte 634,924 46,782 7.37%
Chicago Chicago 3,870,378 336,313 8.69%
Cincinnati Cincinnati 828,139 77,198 9.32%
Cleveland Cleveland 1,271,745 106,899 8.41%
Columbus Columbus 706,215 39,852 5.64%
Dallas Dallas 2,009,838 112,452 5.60%
Dallas Fort Worth 2,009,838 29,041 1.44%
Denver Denver 982,659 107,773 10.97%
Detroit Detroit 2,071,395 74,339 3.59%
Hartford Hartford 603,402 29,435 4.88%
Houston Houston 1,779,289 127,759 7.18%
Indianapolis Indianapolis 651,123 85,799 13.18%
Kansas City Kansas City 788,089 56,901 7.22%
Los Angeles Long Beach 6,813,757 34,620 0.51%
Los Angeles Los Angeles 6,813,757 288,142 4.23%
Miami Miami 1,474,533 41,214 2.80%
Milwaukee Milwaukee 828,601 86,457 10.43%
Minneapolis Minneapolis 1,307,624 128,395 9.82%
Minneapolis St. Paul 1,307,624 40,278 3.08%
New Orleans New Orleans 515,264 93,292 18.11%
New York Brooklyn 9,357,218 104,312 1.11%
New York New York 9,357,218 1,733,269 18.52%
New York Newark 9,357,218 13,423 0.14%
Norfollk Norfollk 708,503 36,277 5.12%
Orlando Orlando 590,850 39,700 6.72%
Philadelphia Philadelphia 2,433,682 247,945 10.19%
Phoenix Phoenix 998,114 83,746 8.39%
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 965,310 114,814 11.89%
Portland Portland 847,793 95,734 11.29%
Providence Providence 506,135 29,327 5.79%
Rochester Rochester 483,182 40,057 8.29%
Sacramento Sacramento 726,116 68,368 9.42%
Salt Lake City Salt Lake City 484,810 46,078 9.50%
San Antonio San Antonio 582,416 47,651 8.18%
San Diego San Diego 1,215,758 48,166 3.96%
San Francisco Oakland 3,153,201 32,800 1.04%
San Francisco San Francisco 3,153,201 184,254 5.84%
San Francisco San Jose 3,153,201 29,100 0.92%
Seattle Seattle 1,409,497 94,421 6.70%
Seattle Tacoma 1,409,497 35,953 2.55%
St. Louis St. Louis 1,157,017 101,749 8.79%
Tampa St. Petersburg 880,146 29,327 3.33%
Tampa Tampa 880,146 30,526 3.47%
Washington Washington 2,362,448 324,056 13.72%
Total 61,310,719 5,997,558 9.78%
Source: US Census Bureau data.

CBD data provided by US Census Bureau for all but Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Washington for which The Public Purpose calculations are provided (based upon transportation analysis zones).

Metropolitan and Central Business District Employment: Metropolitan Areas over 1,000,000 Population: 1990: Ranked by Central Business District Market Share
Rank Metropolitan Area Central Business District Metropolitan Employment Central Business District Employment Central Business District Share
1 New York New York 9,357,218 1,733,269 18.52%
2 New Orleans New Orleans 515,264 93,292 18.11%
3 Washington Washington 2,362,448 324,056 13.72%
4 Indianapolis Indianapolis 651,123 85,799 13.18%
5 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 965,310 114,814 11.89%
6 Baltmore Baltmore 1,125,264 127,682 11.35%
7 Portland Portland 847,793 95,734 11.29%
8 Denver Denver 982,659 107,773 10.97%
9 Milwaukee Milwaukee 828,601 86,457 10.43%
10 Buffalo Buffalo 534,871 54,828 10.25%
11 Philadelphia Philadelphia 2,433,682 247,945 10.19%
12 Minneapolis Minneapolis 1,307,624 128,395 9.82%
13 Salt Lake City Salt Lake City 484,810 46,078 9.50%
14 Sacramento Sacramento 726,116 68,368 9.42%
15 Cincinnati Cincinnati 828,139 77,198 9.32%
16 St. Louis St. Louis 1,157,017 101,749 8.79%
17 Chicago Chicago 3,870,378 336,313 8.69%
18 Cleveland Cleveland 1,271,745 106,899 8.41%
19 Phoenix Phoenix 998,114 83,746 8.39%
20 Rochester Rochester 483,182 40,057 8.29%
21 San Antonio San Antonio 582,416 47,651 8.18%
22 Atlanta Atlanta 1,469,298 112,654 7.67%
23 Charlotte Charlotte 634,924 46,782 7.37%
24 Kansas City Kansas City 788,089 56,901 7.22%
25 Houston Houston 1,779,289 127,759 7.18%
26 Boston Boston 2,182,115 148,400 6.80%
27 Orlando Orlando 590,850 39,700 6.72%
28 Seattle Seattle 1,409,497 94,421 6.70%
29 San Francisco San Francisco 3,153,201 184,254 5.84%
30 Providence Providence 506,135 29,327 5.79%
31 Columbus Columbus 706,215 39,852 5.64%
32 Dallas Dallas 2,009,838 112,452 5.60%
33 Norfollk Norfollk 708,503 36,277 5.12%
34 Hartford Hartford 603,402 29,435 4.88%
35 Los Angeles Los Angeles 6,813,757 288,142 4.23%
36 San Diego San Diego 1,215,758 48,166 3.96%
37 Detroit Detroit 2,071,395 74,339 3.59%
38 Tampa Tampa 880,146 30,526 3.47%
39 Tampa St. Petersburg 880,146 29,327 3.33%
40 Minneapolis St. Paul 1,307,624 40,278 3.08%
41 Miami Miami 1,474,533 41,214 2.80%
42 Tacoma Tacoma 1,409,497 35,953 2.55%
43 Dallas Fort Worth 2,009,838 29,041 1.44%
44 New York Brooklyn 9,357,218 104,312 1.11%
45 San Francisco Oakland 3,153,201 32,800 1.04%
46 San Francisco San Jose 3,153,201 29,100 0.92%
47 Los Angeles Long Beach 6,813,757 34,620 0.51%
48 New York Newark 9,357,218 13,423 0.14%

Metropolitan and Central Business District Employment: Metropolitan Areas over 1,000,000 Population: 1990: Ranked by Central Business District Market Share
Rank Metropolitan Area Central Business District Metropolitan Employment Central Business District Employment Central Business District Share
1 New York New York 9,357,218 1,733,269 18.52%
2 Chicago Chicago 3,870,378 336,313 8.69%
3 Washington Washington 2,362,448 324,056 13.72%
4 Los Angeles Los Angeles 6,813,757 288,142 4.23%
5 Philadelphia Philadelphia 2,433,682 247,945 10.19%
6 San Francisco San Francisco 3,153,201 184,254 5.84%
7 Boston Boston 2,182,115 148,400 6.80%
8 Minneapolis Minneapolis 1,307,624 128,395 9.82%
9 Houston Houston 1,779,289 127,759 7.18%
10 Baltmore Baltmore 1,125,264 127,682 11.35%
11 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 965,310 114,814 11.89%
12 Atlanta Atlanta 1,469,298 112,654 7.67%
13 Dallas Dallas 2,009,838 112,452 5.60%
14 Denver Denver 982,659 107,773 10.97%
15 Cleveland Cleveland 1,271,745 106,899 8.41%
16 New York Brooklyn 9,357,218 104,312 1.11%
17 St. Louis St. Louis 1,157,017 101,749 8.79%
18 Portland Portland 847,793 95,734 11.29%
19 Seattle Seattle 1,409,497 94,421 6.70%
20 New Orleans New Orleans 515,264 93,292 18.11%
21 Milwaukee Milwaukee 828,601 86,457 10.43%
22 Indianapolis Indianapolis 651,123 85,799 13.18%
23 Phoenix Phoenix 998,114 83,746 8.39%
24 Cincinnati Cincinnati 828,139 77,198 9.32%
25 Detroit Detroit 2,071,395 74,339 3.59%
26 Sacramento Sacramento 726,116 68,368 9.42%
27 Kansas City Kansas City 788,089 56,901 7.22%
28 Buffalo Buffalo 534,871 54,828 10.25%
29 San Diego San Diego 1,215,758 48,166 3.96%
30 San Antonio San Antonio 582,416 47,651 8.18%
31 Charlotte Charlotte 634,924 46,782 7.37%
32 Salt Lake City Salt Lake City 484,810 46,078 9.50%
33 Miami Miami 1,474,533 41,214 2.80%
34 Minneapolis St. Paul 1,307,624 40,278 3.08%
35 Rochester Rochester 483,182 40,057 8.29%
36 Columbus Columbus 706,215 39,852 5.64%
37 Orlando Orlando 590,850 39,700 6.72%
38 Norfollk Norfollk 708,503 36,277 5.12%
39 Tacoma Tacoma 1,409,497 35,953 2.55%
40 Los Angeles Long Beach 6,813,757 34,620 0.51%
41 San Francisco Oakland 3,153,201 32,800 1.04%
42 Tampa Tampa 880,146 30,526 3.47%
43 Hartford Hartford 603,402 29,435 4.88%
44 Tampa St. Petersburg 880,146 29,327 3.33%
45 Providence Providence 506,135 29,327 5.79%
46 San Francisco San Jose 3,153,201 29,100 0.92%
47 Dallas Fort Worth 2,009,838 29,041 1.44%
48 New York Newark 9,357,218 13,423 0.14%

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