Map of Hampton Roads


Metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas (metro and micro areas) are geographic entities defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics (e.g. Census). Each metro or micro area consists of one or more counties and includes the counties containing the core urban area, as well as any adjacent counties that have a high degree of social and economic integration (as measured by commuting to work) with the urban core." (US Census).

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area (2013)

Principal Cities: Virginia Beach, VA; Norfolk, VA; Newport News.

Chesapeake city, VA; Gloucester County, VA; Isle of Wight County, VA; James City County, VA; Mathews County, VA; York County, VA; Hampton city, VA; Newport News city, VA; Norfolk city, VA; Poquoson city, VA; Portsmouth city, VA; Suffolk city, VA; Virginia Beach city, VA; Williamsburg city, VA, Currituck and Gates Counties, NC.

Hampton Roads 2013


Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

The purpose of Planning District Commissions, as set out in the Code of Virginia, Section 15.2-4207, is " encourage and facilitate local government cooperation and state-local cooperation in addressing on a regional basis problems of greater than local significance. The cooperation resulting from this chapter is intended to facilitate the recognition and analysis of regional opportunities and take account of regional influences in planning and implementing public policies and services.

The planning district commission shall also promote the orderly and efficient development of the physical, social and economic elements of the district by planning, and encouraging and assisting localities to plan, for the future." (VAPDC)

Chesapeake, Franklin, Gloucester County*, Hampton, Isle of Wight County, James City County, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk,  Surry County*, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, York County

* Surry County also belongs to Crater PDC and Gloucester County also belongs to Middle Peninsula PDC

HRPDC 2013



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