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Geography Definitions

JData commonly reports data using the following geographic categories:

Region

JData divides North America into six regions:

  1. Northeast
  2. South
  3. Midwest
  4. West
  5. Eastern Canada
  6. Western Canada

Community

JData defines a community as a geographic area with a sufficient number of Jewish educational organizations to conduct a basic analysis. In other words, five organizations from the same sector (ex., five day schools, five early childhood centers, etc.). Not all communities contain five or more organizations in all sectors.

Communities are defined by county, and each organization in the database is automatically assigned to a single community based on its ZIP code. While they are similar in many cases, JData's community designations do not correspond with federation catchment areas.

A full listing of JData's communities can be found below. Note: some communities include counties from multiple states.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Canada
United States
State Community Name Counties, Parishes, Independent Cities Included
Alabama Alabama - Mississippi AL All counties MS All counties
Alaska Alaska All counties
Arizona Phoenix Area Maricopa, Pinal
Arizona (other) All other counties
Arkansas Arkansas All counties
California Los Angeles Area Los Angeles
Oakland and East Bay Alameda, Contra Costa
Orange County Orange
Sacramento Area El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter,
Yolo, Yuba
San Diego Area San Diego
San Francisco Area Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo
San Jose and Silicon Valley Santa Clara
California (other) All other counties
Colorado Denver Area Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park
Colorado (other) All other counties
Connecticut Eastern Connecticut New London, Tolland, Windham
Fairfield County Fairfield
Hartford Area Hartford, Litchfield
New Haven Area Middlesex, New Haven
Delaware Delaware All counties
District of Columbia Washington, DC Area DC District of Columbia MD Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's VA Alexandria City, Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Fauquier, Frederick, Fredericksburg City, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren
Florida Broward County Broward
Jacksonville Area Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns
Miami Area Miami-Dade
Orlando Area Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole
Palm Beach County Palm Beach
Tampa Area Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota
Florida (other) All other counties
Georgia Atlanta Area Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinett, Henry, Rockdale
Georgia (other) All other counties
Hawaii Hawaii All counties
Idaho Idaho-Montana-Wyoming ID All counties MT All counties WY All counties
Illinois Chicago Area Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will
St. Louis Area IL Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair MO Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Warren, Washington
Illinois (other) All other counties
Indiana Cincinnati Area IN Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio KY Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Pendelton OH Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren
Indianapolis Area Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Shelby
Louisville Area IN Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Washington KY Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble
Indiana (other) All other counties
Iowa Iowa All counties
Kansas Kansas City Area KS Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Wyandotte MO Bates, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray
Kansas (other) All other counties
Kentucky Cincinnati Area KY Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Pendelton IN Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio OH Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren
Louisville Area KY Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble IN Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Washington
Kentucky (other) All other counties
Louisiana New Orleans Area Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany
Louisiana (other) All other parishes
Maine Maine - New Hampshire - Vermont ME All Counties NH All counties VT All counties
Maryland Baltimore Area Ann Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carrol, Harford, Howard, Queen Anne's
Washington, DC Area MD Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's DC District of Columbia VA Alexandria City, Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Fauquier, Frederick, Fredericksburg City, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren
Maryland (other) All other counties
Massachusetts Boston Area Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk
Central Massachusetts Worcester
Western Massachusetts Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire
Massachusetts (other) All other counties
Michigan Ann Arbor Area Washtenaw
Detroit Area Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Wayne
Michigan (other) All other counties
Minnesota Minneapolis - St. Paul Area MN Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, McLeod, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Stearns, Washington WI Pierce, St. Croix
Minnesota (other) All other counties
Mississippi Alabama - Mississippi MS All counties AL All counties
Missouri St. Louis Area MO Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Warren, Washington IL Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair
Kansas City Area MO Bates, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray KS Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Wyandotte
Missouri (other) All other counties
Montana Idaho-Montana-Wyoming MT All counties ID All counties WY All counties
Nebraska Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota NE All counties ND All counties SD All counties
Nevada Las Vegas Area Clark
Nevada (other) All other counties
New Hampshire Maine - New Hampshire - Vermont NH All counties ME All Counties VT All counties
New Jersey Central New Jersey Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean
MetroWest New Jersey Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union
Northern New Jersey Bergen, Hudson, Passaic
Philadelphia Area NJ Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem PA Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia
New Jersey (other) All other counties
New Mexico New Mexico All counties
New York Albany - Schenectady - Troy Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie
Dutchess and Putnam Counties Dutchess, Putnam
Long Island Nassau, Suffolk
New York City Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
Rockland County Rockland
Westchester County Westchester
Western New York Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming
New York (other) All other counties
North Carolina Charlotte Area NC Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Union SC York
Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, Wake
North Carolina (other) All other counties
North Dakota Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota ND All counties NE All counties SD All counties
Ohio Cincinnati Area OH Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren IN Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio KY Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Pendelton
Cleveland Area Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Summit
Columbus Area Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway, Union
Ohio (other) All other counties
Oklahoma Oklahoma All counties
Oregon Oregon All counties
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Area Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry
Lehigh Valley Lehigh, Northampton
Philadelphia Area PA Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia NJ Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem
Pittsburgh Area Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland
Scranton - Wilkes-Barre Area Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming
Pennsylvania (other) All other counties
Rhode Island Rhode Island All counties
South Carolina Charlotte Area SC York NC Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Union
South Carolina (other) All other counties
South Dakota Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota SD All counties ND All counties NE All counties
Tennessee Tennessee All counties
Texas Austin Area Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Dallas - Forth Worth Area Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise
Houston Area Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Waller
Texas (other) All other counties
Utah Utah All counties
Vermont Maine - New Hampshire - Vermont VT All counties ME All Counties NH All counties
Virginia Richmond Area Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights City, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell City, King and Queen, Louisa, New Kent, Petersburg City, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond City, Sussex
Tidewater Region Chesapeake City, Gloucester, Hampton City, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Newport News City, Norfolk City, Poquoson City, Portsmouth City, Suffolk City, Surry, Virginia Beach City, Williamsburg City, York
Washington, DC Area VA Alexandria City, Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Fauquier, Frederick, Fredericksburg City, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren DC District of Columbia MD Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's
Virginia (other) All other counties and cities
Washington Seattle Area King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish
Washington (other) All other counties
West Virginia West Virginia All counties
Wisconsin Milwaukee Area Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha
Minneapolis - St. Paul Area WI Pierce, St. Croix MN Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, McLeod, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Stearns, Washington
Wisconsin (other) All other counties
Wyoming Idaho - Montana - Wyoming WY All counties ID All counties MT All counties

Canada
Province or Territory Community Name Counties and Municipalities Included
Alberta Alberta All
British Columbia British Columbia All
Manitoba Manitoba All
New Brunswick New Brunswick All
Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador All
Northwest Territories not currently represented not currently represented
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia All
Nunavut not currently represented not currently represented
Ontario Ontario All
Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island All
Quebec Quebec All
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan All
Yukon Yukon All

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