The Saint Louis Federal Reserve Bank uses the most recent Metropolitan Statistical Area definitions released by the Office of Management and Budget. For more information on specific definitions visit the Office of Management and Budget website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins_default.
Source: US. Bureau of the Census
US. Bureau of the Census, Privately Owned Housing Starts Authorized by Building Permits: 1-Unit Structures for Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (MSA) [DESM719BP1FH], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/DESM719BP1FH/, September 4, 2015.