Core Based Statistical Areas of the Western U.S. on a Map

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has defined 955 core based statistical areas: regions with close economic ties and one or more large central population centers. Of these, 176 can be found in the Western United States. With the help of a map, how many can you name?
Populations using 2019 estimates
For CBSA's with more than one core city, any of them are accepted
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CSA
Population
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
13,214,799
Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler
4,948,203
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley
4,731,803
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
4,650,631
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
3,979,845
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad
3,338,330
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood
2,967,239
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
2,492,412
Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom
2,363,730
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise
2,266,715
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
1,990,660
Salt Lake City
1,232,696
Tucson
1,047,279
Fresno
999,101
Honolulu
974,563
Albuquerque
918,018
Bakersfield
900,202
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
846,006
Stockton
762,148
Boise-Nampa
749,202
Colorado Springs
745,791
Ogden-Clearfield
683,864
Provo-Orem
648,252
Spokane-Spokane Valley
568,521
Modesto
550,660
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
494,336
Reno-Sparks
475,642
Visalia
466,195
Vallejo
447,643
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara
446,499
Salinas
434,061
Salem
433,903
Anchorage
396,317
Eugene-Springfield
382,067
Fort Collins
356,899
Boulder
326,196
Greeley
324,492
Kennewick-Richland
299,612
Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater
290,536
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
283,111
Merced
277,680
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
273,213
Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard
271,473
Yakima
250,873
Prescott Valley-Prescott
235,099
Bellingham
229,247
Medford
220,994
Chico
219,186
Las Cruces
218,195
Yuma
213,787
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
212,181
Hilo
201,513
Bend
197,692
Billings
181,667
El Centro
181,215
Redding
180,080
Saint George
177,556
Yuba City
175,639
Pueblo
168,424
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina
167,417
Coeur d'Alene
165,697
Madera
157,327
Grand Junction
154,210
Hanford-Corcoran
152,940
Idaho Falls
151,530
Santa Fe
150,358
Flagstaff
143,476
Logan
142,165
Napa
137,744
Eureka-Arcata
135,558
Albany-Lebanon
129,749
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
129,205
Sierra Vista-Douglas
125,922
Farmington
123,958
Wenatchee
120,629
Missoula
119,600
Bozeman
114,434
Twin Falls
111,290
Roseburg
110,980
Show Low
110,924
Longview
110,593
Kalispell
103,806
Truckee-Grass Valley
99,755
Cheyenne
99,500
Moses Lake
97,773
Fairbanks
96,849
Pocatello
95,489
Corvallis
93,053
CSA
Population
Hermiston-Pendleton
89,553
Grants Pass
87,487
Ukiah
86,749
Oak Harbor
85,141
Helena
81,653
Great Falls
81,366
Centralia
80,707
Casper
79,858
Glenwood Springs
77,828
Port Angeles
77,331
Heber
76,236
Aberdeen
75,061
Kapaa
72,293
Gallup
71,367
Hobbs
71,070
Klamath Falls
68,238
Alamogordo
67,490
Shelton
66,768
Red Bluff
65,084
Roswell
64,615
Coos Bay
64,487
Clearlake
64,386
Lewiston
62,990
Gillette
60,852
Walla Walla
60,760
Carlsbad-Artesia
58,490
Fernley
57,510
Durango
56,221
Carson City
55,916
Edwards
55,127
Cedar City
54,839
Elko
54,807
Ontario
54,522
Sonora
54,478
Payson
54,018
Rexburg
53,006
Pullman
50,104
Newport
49,962
Clovis
48,954
Gardnerville Ranchos
48,905
Ellensburg
47,935
Cañon City
47,839
Montrose
47,710
Blackfoot
46,811
Pahrump
46,523
Nogales
46,498
Sandpoint
45,739
Burley
45,069
Rock Springs
42,343
Astoria
40,224
Moscow
40,108
Riverton
39,261
Española
38,921
Laramie
38,880
Safford
38,837
Vernal
35,734
Jackson
35,588
Butte-Silver Bow
34,915
Taos
32,723
Juneau
31,974
Las Vegas
31,798
Breckenridge
31,001
Susanville
30,573
Sheridan
30,485
Fort Morgan
29,068
Crescent City
27,812
Mountain Home
27,511
Silver City
26,998
La Grande
26,835
The Dalles
26,682
Grants
26,675
Steamboat Springs
25,638
Fallon
24,909
Prineville
24,404
Hailey
24,127
Deming
23,709
Hood River
23,382
Brookings
22,925
Sterling
22,409
Price
20,463
Evanston
20,226
Othello
19,983
Ruidoso
19,572
Los Alamos
19,369
Portales
18,500
Winnemucca
16,831
Ketchikan
13,901
Craig
13,283
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Level 71
Aug 30, 2020
A note on the typeins - CBSA's define core cities in a weird way that I don't entirely understand. Some cities are obviously suburbs of a major city, and are only a fraction of the population of the main city (ie Berkeley, Lakewood, Anaheim). However, other times there are legitimate "Twin Cities": Provo-Orem, Lake Havasu City-Kingman, and Mount Vernon-Anacortes. Occasionally there will be times where the suburb outgrows the core city and it wouldn't make sense not to accept both - the prime example in this quiz being the Prescott Valley-Prescott MSA. As such, I thought it would be easier to accept all cities which are in the CBSA's official name.
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Level 71
Aug 30, 2020
On the other hand, there are certain cases in which it would seem there are "missing" core cities. Green River (pop 11,759) makes up over a quarter of the Rock Springs μSA, Loveland's population of 78,877 is more than 50% the population of Fort Collins, and Silverthorne has a population of 4,898, less than 100 fewer than Breckenridge's 4,945; none of these make the cut as a core city.
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Level 71
Aug 30, 2020
Map looks incredible. Had to nominate
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Level 71
Aug 30, 2020
Thanks :D
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Level 56
Aug 30, 2020
Nice quiz