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Table 23. All stages of syphilis* — Reported cases and rates in selected metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) listed in alphabetical order: United States, 2003–2007


Metropolitan Statistical Area Cases Rates per 100,000 Population
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,702 1,315 1,626 1,641 1,904 36.9 27.9 33.1 31.9 37.1
Austin-Round Rock, TX 152 200 193 212 234 11.0 14.2 13.3 14.0 15.5
Baltimore-Towson, MD 648 647 679 642 650 24.8 24.5 25.6 24.1 24.5
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 122 117 243 561 483 11.4 10.8 22.3 51.0 43.9
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 568 410 339 329 324 12.8 9.3 7.7 7.4 7.3
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 11 24 14 42 26 0.9 2.1 1.2 3.7 2.3
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 167 154 235 303 301 11.6 10.4 15.4 19.1 19.0
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 1,341 1,296 1,541 1,386 1,117 14.4 13.8 16.3 14.6 11.8
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 18 54 55 58 77 0.9 2.6 2.7 2.8 3.7
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 62 84 52 53 83 2.9 3.9 2.4 2.5 3.9
Columbus, OH 266 254 227 229 222 15.9 15.0 13.3 13.3 12.9
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,505 1,374 1,495 1,678 1,643 26.9 24.1 25.7 27.9 27.4
Denver-Aurora, CO 116 135 111 141 120 5.0 5.8 4.7 5.9 5.0
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 751 679 390 284 338 16.7 15.1 8.7 6.4 7.6
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 46 57 65 51 5.9 3.9 4.8 5.5 4.3
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 1,256 1,289 1,188 1,570 2,048 24.7 24.9 22.5 28.3 37.0
Indianapolis, IN 142 128 134 121 95 8.9 7.9 8.2 7.3 5.7
Jacksonville, FL 135 218 151 165 198 11.2 17.8 12.1 12.9 15.5
Kansas City, MO-KS 118 101 193 228 268 6.2 5.2 9.9 11.6 13.6
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 123 225 300 355 364 7.8 13.6 17.5 20.0 20.5
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 2,166 2,483 3,159 3,594 3,581 16.9 19.2 24.4 27.8 27.7
Louisville, KY-IN 126 115 102 101 77 10.6 9.6 8.4 8.3 6.3
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 547 519 585 612 761 44.1 41.5 46.4 48.0 59.7
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 1,911 1,687 1,444 1,455 1,863 36.1 31.5 26.6 26.6 34.1
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 74 85 77 100 127 4.9 5.6 5.1 6.6 8.4
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 173 125 187 161 170 5.6 4.0 6.0 5.1 5.4
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 220 194 189 194 240 16.0 13.9 13.3 13.3 16.5
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 264 449 350 352 560 20.0 34.0 26.5 34.4 54.7
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 5,101 4,918 4,318 4,924 5,503 27.4 26.3 23.0 26.2 29.2
Oklahoma City, OK 253 110 87 116 114 22.3 9.6 7.5 9.9 9.7
Orlando, FL 318 267 413 403 583 17.6 14.3 21.4 20.3 29.4
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 785 678 583 774 778 13.6 11.7 10.0 13.3 13.4
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 914 754 595 757 866 25.4 20.3 15.4 18.7 21.4
Pittsburgh, PA 57 32 112 152 122 2.4 1.3 4.7 6.4 5.1
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 103 84 94 74 51 5.0 4.1 4.5 3.5 2.4
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 127 137 75 92 100 7.8 8.4 4.6 5.7 6.2
Richmond, VA 114 85 87 106 129 10.0 7.4 7.4 8.9 10.8
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 313 319 399 376 340 8.6 8.4 10.2 9.3 8.4
Rochester, NY 33 41 36 90 76 3.2 3.9 3.5 8.7 7.3
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 35 64 39 136 117 1.8 3.2 1.9 6.6 5.7
Salt Lake City, UT 43 53 35 41 35 4.3 5.2 3.4 3.8 3.3
San Antonio, TX 231 361 458 473 420 12.7 19.5 24.2 24.4 21.6
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 299 356 448 572 788 10.2 12.1 15.3 19.4 26.8
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 901 917 719 741 783 21.7 22.1 17.3 17.7 18.7
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 137 113 121 94 159 7.9 6.5 6.9 5.3 8.9
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 174 273 285 356 309 5.5 8.6 8.9 10.9 9.5
St. Louis, MO-IL 150 189 173 186 252 5.5 6.8 6.2 6.7 9.0
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 407 303 326 428 612 16.1 11.7 12.3 15.9 22.7
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 148 198 246 245 232 9.0 12.0 14.9 14.9 14.1
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 836 896 894 928 1,162 16.4 17.4 17.1 17.5 22.0
U.S. MSA TOTAL 26,233 25,555 25,859 28,696 31,456 16.8 16.2 16.2 17.8 19.5

*See Appendix (Syphilis Morbidity Reporting) for definition.

†MSAs selected based on largest population in 2000 U.S. census.

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