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Glossary of Terms

This glossary contains terms found in Commission publications, on this website, and in the education community. Several subsets of this glossary are available; click on the description in the menu to view them.

Regions Used by the Commission

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Central Coast Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

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Inland Empire Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

Inyo-Mono Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

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Los Angeles Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning purposes. (View a map)

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Monterey Bay Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

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North Coast Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

North San Joaquin Valley Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

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Orange County Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. (View a map)

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Region

A geographic subdivision of the state for use in statewide planning and statistical analysis. Starting in 2003, the Commission uses the following fourteen regions (View a map): A cross-walk between these regions, the Commission's historic regions, and regions used by other agencies can be found in the Data Element Cross-Walk System. (Data Element Dictionary)

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Sacramento-Tahoe Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

San Diego-Imperial Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

San Francisco Bay Area Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

South San Joaquin Valley Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical starting in 2003. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

Superior California Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning and statistical analysis. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

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Upper Sacramento Valley Region

One of fourteen regions used by the Commission for planning purposes. This region consists of the following counties (View a map):

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