COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT
N1-EXPLANATION OF NOTES
1. Most counties are entirely within one MSA or non-MSA area; however, there are 33 counties in New England that are split either between MSAs or between MSA and non-MSA areas. These counties are split into as many as four MSA/non-MSA areas. Data for these counties are grouped by county/MSA as well as county.
2. County only partially included in the institution's assessment area(s). At least one census tract in the county is not included in the institution's assessment area definition.
3. On the Aggregate reports, income groups (i.e., Low Income, Median Family Income 70-80%) are not listed when there are no census tract in the grouping for the listed county.
4. On the Disclosure reports, all loans made are shown, however, some portions of counties may not be shown if no loans were made there. For example, if a portion of a county is inside the institution's assessment area and a portion is outside, the portion inside would not be shown if no loans were made there. Also, if a county is split by MSA boundaries, some MSA portions would not be shown if they contained no loans.
5. All geographies listed on the Disclosure Statements and MSA Aggregate tables represent state, county, and census tract codes that conform to the 2000 census definitions. These geographies are also based on the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) MSA designations for the year the data were collected.
6. A county with a population of 500,000 or less will display county totals by low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies.
7. The low-income category consists of census tracts where the median family income of the census tract is less than 50% of the decennial MSA median family income, based on the 2000 census of population and housing. The moderate-income category consists of census tracts where the median family income of the census tract is at least 50% and less than 80% of the decennial MSA median family income. The middle-income category consists of census tracts where the median family income of the census tract is at least 80% and less than 120% of the decennial MSA median family income. The upper-income category consists of census tracts where the median family income of the census tract is at least 120% of the decennial MSA median family income.
8. A county with a population greater than 500,000 will display county totals by median income relative to the area median income in incremental percentages.
9. Only error-free data are included on the Disclosure Statements and MSA Aggregate tables.
10. A validity edit helps to verify the accuracy of the data reported. An institution's CRA submission that passes all validity edits does not ensure 100% accurate data. True accuracy is determined during the examination process.
11. A record represents one row of data reported to the Federal Reserve Board. This does not in any way represent the number of loans originated or purchased by the institution.
12. Small business loans are defined as those whose original amounts are $1 million or less AND were reported as either Loans secured by nonfarm or nonresidential real estate or Commercial and Industrial loans in Part I of the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Schedule RC-C, Part II) or the Thrift Financial Report (Schedule SB).
13. Small farm loans are defined as those whose original amounts are $500,000 or less AND were reported as either Loans to finance agricultural production and other loans to farmers or Loans secured by farmland in Part I of the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Schedule RC-C, Part II) or the Thrift Financial Report (Schedule SB).
14. An institution delineates one or more assessment areas within which their supervisory agency evaluates the institution's record of helping to meet the credit needs of its community.
15. "Income Not Known" includes census tracts with no reported income or for which income information was not available.
16. The National Aggregate Report tables were designed to give economists and policy makers an overview of the CRA data nationwide. They are presented for information purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the types of analysis completed during a CRA examination. Some of these tables, possibly with modifications, were released as part of the Press Releases announcing the availability of CRA data.
17. "Tract Not Known" includes loans for which the institution did not provide a census tract. As required, the institution did provide an MSA (if applicable), state, and county information. If these loans are in a county that is included, in its entirety, in one of the institutions assessment area(s), these loans will be identified as being inside the assessment area. If the county is only partially, or not at all, inside an assessment area the loans will be designated as "outside" the assessment area. Likewise, if the county is split into more than one assessment area, these loans will also be counted as outside the assessment area.