Cities and metropolitan areas of the United States

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This article includes information about the 100 most populous incorporated cities, the 100 most populous Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), and the 100 most populous Primary Statistical Areas (PSAs) of the United States and Puerto Rico. This information is displayed in two tables. The first table ranks the cities, CBSAs, and PSAs separately by population. The second table displays the areas in hierarchical order by the most populous PSA, then most populous CBSA, and then most populous city.

As defined by the United States Census Bureau, an "incorporated place" includes a variety of designations, including city, town, village, borough, and municipality.[1] A few exceptional Census Designated Places (CDPs) are also included in the Census Bureau's list of incorporated places.[2]

Most recently on December 1, 2009, the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defined 955 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs)[3] for the United States and Puerto Rico. The OMB defines a Core Based Statistical Area as one or more adjacent counties or county equivalents that have at least one urban core area of at least 10,000 population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.[4] The Core Based Statistical Areas currently defined by the OMB include the 374 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[5] which have an urban core population of at least 50,000, and the 581 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs),[6] which have an urban core population of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000.

Most recently on December 1, 2009, the United States Office of Management and Budget also defined 125 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) for the United States and 3 CSAs for Puerto Rico. The OMB defines a Combined Statistical Area as two or more adjacent Core Based Statistical Areas that have substantial employment interchange. The CBSAs that combine to create a CSA retain their separate identities within the larger CSA.

A Primary Statistical Area is a single or multiple Core Based Statistical Area that is not a component of a larger statistical area. The United States Office of Management and the Budget currently does not use the term "Primary Statistical Area." Currently, the United States and Puerto Rico have 725 Primary Statistical Areas comprising all 128 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) plus the 188 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and 409 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs) that are not a component of a CSA.

Rank table[edit]

The ten most populous cities of the United States of America

The sortable table below displays three lists:

  1. A list of the 100 most populous incorporated cities of the United States and Puerto Rico,
  2. A list of the 100 most populous Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) of the United States and Puerto Rico, and
  3. A list of the 100 most populous Primary Statistical Areas (PSAs) of the United States and Puerto Rico.

The table contains the following information:

  1. The city rank by population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[7]
  2. The city and state[7]
  3. The city population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[7]
  4. The CBSA rank by population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[8]
  5. The CBSA name as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget[4]
  6. The CBSA population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[8]
  7. The PSA rank by population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[8][9]
  8. The PSA name as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget[4]
  9. The PSA population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[8][9]
The 100 most populous cities, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and Primary Statistical Areas of the United States and Puerto Rico

Incorporated Cities Core Based Statistical Areas Primary Statistical Areas
2011 Rank City & State 2011 Population 2011 Rank CBSA Name 2011 Population 2011 Rank PSA Name 2011 Population
1 New York, New York[10] 8,244,910 1 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA 19,015,900 1 New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA 22,214,083
2 Los Angeles, California 3,819,702 2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA 12,944,801 2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA 18,081,569
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,707,120 3 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA 9,504,753 3 Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA 9,729,825
4 Houston, Texas 2,145,146 4 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA 6,526,548 4 Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA 8,718,083
5 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[11] 1,536,471 5 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX MSA 6,086,538 5 Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH CSA 7,601,061
6 Phoenix, Arizona 1,469,471 6 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA 5,992,414 6 San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA 7,563,460
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,359,758 7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA 5,703,948 7 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA 6,887,383
8 San Diego, California 1,326,179 8 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA 5,670,125 8 Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA 6,562,287
9 Dallas, Texas 1,223,229 9 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA 5,359,205 9 Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA 6,191,434
10 San Jose, California 967,487 10 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH MSA 4,591,112 10 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA 5,712,148
11 Jacksonville, Florida[12] 827,908 11 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA 4,391,037 11 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA 5,670,125
12 Indianapolis, Indiana[13] 827,609 12 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA 4,304,997 12 Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA 5,207,434
13 Austin, Texas 820,611 13 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI MSA 4,285,832 13 Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA 4,269,349
14 San Francisco, California[14] 812,826 14 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ MSA 4,263,236 14 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ MSA 4,263,236
15 Columbus, Ohio 797,434 15 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA 3,500,026 15 Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA 3,655,558
16 Fort Worth, Texas 758,738 16 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA 3,318,486 16 Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO CSA 3,157,520
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 751,087 17 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA 3,140,069 17 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA 3,140,069
18 Detroit, Michigan 706,585 18 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA 2,824,724 18 St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL CSA 2,882,932
19 El Paso, Texas 665,568 19 St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 2,817,355 19 Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, OH CSA 2,871,084
20 Memphis, Tennessee 652,050 20 Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA 2,729,110 20 Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL CSA 2,861,296
21 Boston, Massachusetts 625,087 21 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO MSA 2,599,504 21 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA 2,824,724
22 Seattle, Washington 620,778 22 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR MSA 2,468,598 22 San Juan-Caguas-Fajardo, PR CSA 2,571,374
23 Denver, Colorado[15] 619,968 23 Pittsburgh, PA MSA 2,359,746 23 Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Yuba City, CA-NV CSA 2,489,230
24 Baltimore, Maryland[16] 619,493 24 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA 2,262,605 24 Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA CSA 2,450,281
25 Washington, District of Columbia[17] 617,996 25 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA 2,194,927 25 Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury, NC-SC CSA 2,442,564
26 Nashville, Tennessee[18] 609,644 26 Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA MSA 2,176,235 26 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA 2,262,605
27 Louisville, Kentucky[19] 602,011 27 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA 2,171,360 27 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA 2,194,927
28 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 597,867 28 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN MSA 2,138,038 28 Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington, OH-KY-IN CSA 2,179,965
29 Portland, Oregon 593,820 29 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA 2,068,283 29 Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS CSA 2,122,908
30 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 591,967 30 Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 2,052,676 30 Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, IN CSA 2,103,574
31 Las Vegas, Nevada 589,317 31 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA 1,969,975 31 Columbus-Marion-Chillicothe, OH CSA 2,093,185
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 552,804 32 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA 1,865,450 32 Las Vegas-Paradise-Pahrump, NV CSA 2,013,326
33 Tucson, Arizona 525,796 33 Columbus, OH MSA 1,858,464 33 Austin-Round Rock-Marble Falls, TX CSA 1,826,636
34 Fresno, California 501,362 34 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA 1,795,472 34 Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC CSA 1,795,750
35 Sacramento, California 472,178 35 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX MSA 1,783,519 35 Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield, UT CSA 1,776,528
36 Long Beach, California 465,576 36 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN MSA 1,778,568 36 Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI CSA 1,757,604
37 Kansas City, Missouri 463,202 37 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 1,679,894 37 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbia, TN CSA 1,698,651
38 Mesa, Arizona 446,518 38 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN MSA 1,617,142 38 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 1,679,894
39 Virginia Beach, Virginia[16] 442,707 39 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA MSA 1,600,224 39 Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point, NC CSA 1,602,693
40 Atlanta, Georgia 432,427 40 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA 1,562,216 40 Louisville/Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Scottsburg, KY-IN CSA 1,440,607
41 Colorado Springs, Colorado 426,388 41 Jacksonville, FL MSA 1,360,251 41 Jacksonville, FL MSA 1,360,251
42 Raleigh, North Carolina 416,468 42 Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA 1,325,605 42 Oklahoma City-Shawnee, OK CSA 1,348,333
43 Omaha, Nebraska 415,068 43 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA 1,294,849 43 Hartford-West Hartford-Willimantic, CT CSA 1,331,406
44 Miami, Florida 408,750 44 Oklahoma City, OK MSA 1,278,053 44 Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI CSA 1,328,440
45 Tulsa, Oklahoma 396,466 45 Richmond, VA MSA 1,269,380 45 Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA 1,325,605
46 Oakland, California 395,817 46 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA 1,213,255 46 Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC CSA 1,281,394
47 Cleveland, Ohio 393,806 47 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA 1,191,089 47 Richmond, VA MSA 1,269,380
48 San Juan, Puerto Rico 389,714 48 Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA 1,163,515 48 New Orleans-Metairie-Bogalusa, LA CSA 1,238,228
49 Minneapolis, Minnesota 387,753 49 Salt Lake City, UT MSA 1,145,905 49 Buffalo-Niagara-Cattaraugus, NY CSA 1,213,871
50 Wichita, Kansas 384,445 50 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 1,134,039 50 Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, AL CSA 1,212,800
51 Arlington, Texas 373,698 51 Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA 1,132,264 51 Albany-Schenectady-Amsterdam, NY CSA 1,168,120
52 New Orleans, Louisiana[20] 360,740 52 Rochester, NY MSA 1,055,278 52 Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY CSA 1,150,469
53 Bakersfield, California 352,428 53 Tucson, AZ MSA 989,569 53 Fresno-Madera, CA CSA 1,095,829
54 Tampa, Florida 346,037 54 Honolulu, HI MSA 963,607 54 Dayton-Springfield-Greenville, OH CSA 1,075,683
55 Anaheim, California 341,361 55 Tulsa, OK MSA 946,962 55 Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN CSA 1,063,354
56 Honolulu CDP, Hawaii[2] 340,936 56 Fresno, CA MSA 942,904 56 Tulsa-Bartlesville, OK CSA 998,438
57 Aurora, Colorado 332,354 57 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA 925,899 57 Tucson, AZ MSA 989,569
58 Santa Ana, California 329,427 58 Albuquerque, NM MSA 898,642 58 Honolulu, HI MSA 963,607
59 St. Louis, Missouri[16] 318,069 59 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA 877,110 59 Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA CSA 913,883
60 Riverside, California 310,651 60 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 871,478 60 Albuquerque, NM MSA 898,642
61 Corpus Christi, Texas 307,953 61 New Haven-Milford, CT MSA 861,113 61 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR CSA 886,992
62 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 307,484 62 Bakersfield-Delano, CA MSA 851,710 62 Sarasota-Bradenton-Punta Gorda, FL CSA 869,866
63 Lexington, Kentucky[21] 301,569 63 Dayton, OH MSA 845,388 63 Bakersfield-Delano, CA MSA 851,710
64 Stockton, California 296,357 64 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA 831,771 64 Baton Rouge-Pierre Part, LA CSA 831,395
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 296,223 65 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA 824,916 65 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA 824,916
66 Anchorage, Alaska[22] 295,570 66 El Paso, TX MSA 820,790 66 El Paso, TX MSA 820,790
67 Saint Paul, Minnesota 288,448 67 Baton Rouge, LA MSA 808,242 67 Columbia-Newberry, SC CSA 814,837
68 Toledo, Ohio 286,038 68 Worcester, MA MSA 801,227 68 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA 797,810
69 Newark, New Jersey 277,540 69 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA 797,810 69 Syracuse-Auburn, NY CSA 742,291
70 Greensboro, North Carolina 273,425 70 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA 779,604 70 Toledo-Fremont, OH CSA 711,000
71 Plano, Texas 269,776 71 Columbia, SC MSA 777,116 71 Chattanooga-Cleveland-Athens, TN-GA CSA 702,714
72 Lincoln, Nebraska 262,341 72 Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA 730,966 72 Lexington-Fayette–Frankfort–Richmond, KY CSA 696,340
73 Buffalo, New York 261,025 73 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR MSA 709,901 73 Stockton, CA MSA 696,214
74 Henderson, Nevada 260,068 74 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL MSA 709,355 74 Springfield, MA MSA 693,204
75 Fort Wayne, Indiana 255,824 75 Knoxville, TN MSA 704,500 75 Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon, PA CSA 687,222
76 Jersey City, New Jersey 250,323 76 Akron, OH MSA 701,456 76 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC MSA 682,121
77 Chula Vista, California 247,535 77 Stockton, CA MSA 696,214 77 Youngstown-Warren-East Liverpool, OH-PA CSA 670,309
78 Saint Petersburg, Florida 244,997 78 Springfield, MA MSA 693,204 78 Wichita-Winfield, KS CSA 661,798
79 Orlando, Florida 243,195 79 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC MSA 682,121 79 Colorado Springs, CO MSA 660,319
80 Norfolk, Virginia[16] 242,628 80 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY MSA 672,871 80 Des Moines-Newton-Pella, IA CSA 650,137
81 Laredo, Texas 241,935 81 Syracuse, NY MSA 662,553 81 Madison-Baraboo, WI CSA 638,757
82 Chandler, Arizona 240,101 82 Colorado Springs, CO MSA 660,319 82 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA 631,330
83 Madison, Wisconsin 236,901 83 Toledo, OH MSA 650,266 83 Boise City-Nampa, ID MSA 627,664
84 Lubbock, Texas 233,740 84 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC MSA 647,401 84 Portland-Lewiston-South Portland, ME CSA 623,205
85 Durham, North Carolina 233,252 85 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA 631,330 85 Fort Wayne-Huntington-Auburn, IN CSA 615,077
86 Winston–Salem, North Carolina 232,385 86 Boise City-Nampa, ID MSA 627,664 86 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 609,492
87 Garland, Texas 231,517 87 Wichita, KS MSA 625,526 87 Mobile-Daphne-Fairhope, AL CSA 599,294
88 Glendale, Arizona 230,482 88 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 609,492 88 Huntsville-Decatur, AL CSA 579,550
89 Baton Rouge, Louisiana[23] 230,139 89 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA 580,255 89 Jackson-Yazoo City, MS CSA 573,280
90 Hialeah, Florida 229,969 90 Madison, WI MSA 576,467 90 Port St. Lucie-Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL CSA 566,768
91 Reno, Nevada 227,511 91 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA MSA 563,223 91 South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka, IN-MI CSA 564,679
92 Chesapeake, Virginia[16] 225,050 92 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA MSA 562,739 92 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA MSA 563,223
93 Scottsdale, Arizona 221,020 93 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA 561,858 93 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA 561,858
94 Irving, Texas 220,702 94 Ogden-Clearfield, UT MSA 555,916 94 Lafayette-Acadiana, LA CSA 554,517
95 North Las Vegas, Nevada 219,020 95 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA 552,911 95 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA 543,566
96 Fremont, California 216,916 96 Jackson, MS MSA 545,394 96 Provo-Orem, UT MSA 540,834
97 Irvine, California 215,529 97 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA 543,566 97 York-Hanover-Gettysburg, PA CSA 538,204
98 San Bernardino, California 213,012 98 Provo-Orem, UT MSA 540,834 98 Lansing-East Lansing-Owosso, MI CSA 534,979
99 Birmingham, Alabama 212,413 99 Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA 533,372 99 Lancaster, PA MSA 523,594
100 Town of Gilbert, Arizona[24] 211,951 100 Lancaster, PA MSA 523,594 100 Modesto, CA MSA 518,522

Hierarchical table[edit]

The sortable table below displays the 100 most populous Primary Statistical Areas (PSAs), the 100 most populous Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), and the 100 most populous incorporated cities of the United States and Puerto Rico with the following information:

  1. The PSA rank by population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[8][9]
  2. The PSA name as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget[4]
  3. The PSA population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[8][9]
  4. The CBSA rank by population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[8]
  5. The CBSA name as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget[4]
  6. The CBSA population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[8]
  7. The city rank by population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[7]
  8. The city and state[7]
  9. The city population as of July 1, 2011, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau[7]

Please note: This table does not include less populous Primary Statistical Areas, less populous constituent Core Based Statistical Areas of Combined Statistical Areas, and less populous incorporated cities in Core Based Statistical Areas.

The 100 most populous Primary Statistical Areas, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and cities of the United States and Puerto Rico

Primary Statistical Area Core Based Statistical Area Incorporated City
2011 Rank PSA Name 2011 Population 2011 Rank CBSA Name 2011 Population 2011 Rank City & State 2011 Population
1 New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA 22,214,083 1 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA 19,015,900 1 New York, New York[10] 8,244,910
69 Newark, New Jersey 277,540
76 Jersey City, New Jersey 250,323
57 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA 925,899
61 New Haven-Milford, CT MSA 861,113
80 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY MSA 672,871
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA 18,081,569 2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA 12,944,801 2 Los Angeles, California 3,819,702
36 Long Beach, California 465,576
55 Anaheim, California 341,361
58 Santa Ana, California 329,427
97 Irvine, California 215,529
12 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA 4,304,997 60 Riverside, California 310,651
98 San Bernardino, California 213,012
64 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA 831,771
3 Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA 9,729,825 3 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA 9,504,753 3 Chicago, Illinois 2,707,120
4 Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA 8,718,083 7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA 5,703,948 25 Washington, District of Columbia[17] 617,996
20 Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA 2,729,110 24 Baltimore, Maryland[16] 619,493
5 Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH CSA 7,601,061 10 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH MSA 4,591,112 21 Boston, Massachusetts 625,087
39 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA MSA 1,600,224
68 Worcester, MA MSA 801,227
6 San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA 7,563,460 11 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA 4,391,037 14 San Francisco, California[14] 812,826
46 Oakland, California 395,817
96 Fremont, California 216,916
32 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA 1,865,450 10 San Jose, California 967,487
7 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA 6,887,383 4 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA 6,526,548 9 Dallas, Texas 1,223,229
16 Fort Worth, Texas 758,738
51 Arlington, Texas 373,698
71 Plano, Texas 269,776
87 Garland, Texas 231,517
94 Irving, Texas 220,702
8 Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA 6,562,287 6 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA 5,992,414 5 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[11] 1,536,471
9 Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA 6,191,434 5 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX MSA 6,086,538 4 Houston, Texas 2,145,146
10 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA 5,712,148 9 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA 5,359,205 40 Atlanta, Georgia 432,427
11 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA 5,670,125 8 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA 5,670,125 44 Miami, Florida 408,750
90 Hialeah, Florida 229,969
12 Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA 5,207,434 13 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI MSA 4,285,832 18 Detroit, Michigan 706,585
13 Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA 4,269,349 15 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA 3,500,026 22 Seattle, Washington 620,778
14 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ MSA 4,263,236 14 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ MSA 4,263,236 6 Phoenix, Arizona 1,469,471
38 Mesa, Arizona 446,518
82 Chandler, Arizona 240,101
88 Glendale, Arizona 230,482
93 Scottsdale, Arizona 221,020
100 Town of Gilbert, Arizona[24] 211,951
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA 3,655,558 16 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA 3,318,486 49 Minneapolis, Minnesota 387,753
67 Saint Paul, Minnesota 288,448
16 Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO CSA 3,157,520 21 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO MSA 2,599,504 23 Denver, Colorado[15] 619,968
57 Aurora, Colorado 332,354
17 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA 3,140,069 17 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA 3,140,069 8 San Diego, California 1,326,179
77 Chula Vista, California 247,535
18 St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL CSA 2,882,932 19 St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 2,817,355 59 St. Louis, Missouri[16] 318,069
19 Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, OH CSA 2,871,084 29 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA 2,068,283 47 Cleveland, Ohio 393,806
76 Akron, OH MSA 701,456
20 Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL CSA 2,861,296 27 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA 2,171,360 79 Orlando, Florida 243,195
21 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA 2,824,724 18 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA 2,824,724 54 Tampa, Florida 346,037
78 Saint Petersburg, Florida 244,997
22 San Juan-Caguas-Fajardo, PR CSA 2,571,374 22 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR MSA 2,468,598 48 San Juan, Puerto Rico 389,714
23 Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Yuba City, CA-NV CSA 2,489,230 26 Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA MSA 2,176,235 35 Sacramento, California 472,178
24 Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA CSA 2,450,281 23 Pittsburgh, PA MSA 2,359,746 62 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 307,484
25 Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury, NC-SC CSA 2,442,564 34 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA 1,795,472 17 Charlotte, North Carolina 751,087
26 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA 2,262,605 24 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA 2,262,605 29 Portland, Oregon 593,820
27 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA 2,194,927 25 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA 2,194,927 7 San Antonio, Texas 1,359,758
28 Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington, OH-KY-IN CSA 2,179,965 28 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN MSA 2,138,038 65 Cincinnati, Ohio 296,223
29 Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS CSA 2,122,908 30 Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 2,052,676 37 Kansas City, Missouri 463,202
30 Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, IN CSA 2,103,574 36 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN MSA 1,778,568 12 Indianapolis, Indiana[13] 827,609
31 Columbus-Marion-Chillicothe, OH CSA 2,093,185 33 Columbus, OH MSA 1,858,464 15 Columbus, Ohio 797,434
32 Las Vegas-Paradise-Pahrump, NV CSA 2,013,326 31 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA 1,969,975 31 Las Vegas, Nevada 589,317
74 Henderson, Nevada 260,068
95 North Las Vegas, Nevada 219,020
33 Austin-Round Rock-Marble Falls, TX CSA 1,826,636 35 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX MSA 1,783,519 13 Austin, Texas 820,611
34 Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC CSA 1,795,750 48 Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA 1,163,515 42 Raleigh, North Carolina 416,468
102 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 512,979 85 Durham, North Carolina 233,252
35 Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield, UT CSA 1,776,528 49 Salt Lake City, UT MSA 1,145,905
94 Ogden-Clearfield, UT MSA 555,916
36 Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI CSA 1,757,604 40 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA 1,562,216 28 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 597,867
37 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbia, TN CSA 1,698,651 38 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN MSA 1,617,142 26 Nashville, Tennessee[18] 609,644
38 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 1,679,894 37 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 1,679,894 39 Virginia Beach, Virginia[16] 442,707
80 Norfolk, Virginia[16] 242,628
92 Chesapeake, Virginia[16] 225,050
39 Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point, NC CSA 1,602,693 72 Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA 730,966 70 Greensboro, North Carolina 273,425
105 Winston-Salem, NC MSA 482,025 86 Winston–Salem, North Carolina 232,385
40 Louisville/Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Scottsburg, KY-IN CSA 1,440,607 43 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA 1,294,849 27 Louisville, Kentucky[19] 602,011
41 Jacksonville, FL MSA 1,360,251 41 Jacksonville, FL MSA 1,360,251 11 Jacksonville, Florida[12] 827,908
42 Oklahoma City-Shawnee, OK CSA 1,348,333 44 Oklahoma City, OK MSA 1,278,053 30 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 591,967
43 Hartford-West Hartford-Willimantic, CT CSA 1,331,406 46 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA 1,213,255
44 Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI CSA 1,328,440 70 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA 779,604
45 Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA 1,325,605 42 Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA 1,325,605 20 Memphis, Tennessee 652,050
46 Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC CSA 1,281,394 84 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC MSA 647,401
47 Richmond, VA MSA 1,269,380 45 Richmond, VA MSA 1,269,380
48 New Orleans-Metairie-Bogalusa, LA CSA 1,238,228 47 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA 1,191,089 52 New Orleans, Louisiana[20] 360,740
49 Buffalo-Niagara-Cattaraugus, NY CSA 1,213,871 50 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 1,134,039 73 Buffalo, New York 261,025
50 Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, AL CSA 1,212,800 51 Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA 1,132,264 99 Birmingham, Alabama 212,413
51 Albany-Schenectady-Amsterdam, NY CSA 1,168,120 60 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 871,478
52 Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY CSA 1,150,469 52 Rochester, NY MSA 1,055,278
53 Fresno-Madera, CA CSA 1,095,829 56 Fresno, CA MSA 942,904 34 Fresno, California 501,362
54 Dayton-Springfield-Greenville, OH CSA 1,075,683 63 Dayton, OH MSA 845,388
55 Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN CSA 1,063,354 75 Knoxville, TN MSA 704,500
56 Tulsa-Bartlesville, OK CSA 998,438 55 Tulsa, OK MSA 946,962 45 Tulsa, Oklahoma 396,466
57 Tucson, AZ MSA 989,569 53 Tucson, AZ MSA 989,569 33 Tucson, Arizona 525,796
58 Honolulu, HI MSA 963,607 54 Honolulu, HI MSA 963,607 56 Honolulu CDP, Hawaii[2] 340,936
59 Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA CSA 913,883 59 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA 877,110 43 Omaha, Nebraska 415,068
60 Albuquerque, NM MSA 898,642 58 Albuquerque, NM MSA 898,642 32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 552,804
61 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR CSA 886,992 73 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR MSA 709,901
62 Sarasota-Bradenton-Punta Gorda, FL CSA 869,866 74 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL MSA 709,355
63 Bakersfield-Delano, CA MSA 851,710 62 Bakersfield-Delano, CA MSA 851,710 53 Bakersfield, California 352,428
64 Baton Rouge-Pierre Part, LA CSA 831,395 67 Baton Rouge, LA MSA 808,242 89 Baton Rouge, Louisiana[23] 230,139
65 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA 824,916 65 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA 824,916
66 El Paso, TX MSA 820,790 66 El Paso, TX MSA 820,790 19 El Paso, Texas 665,568
67 Columbia-Newberry, SC CSA 814,837 71 Columbia, SC MSA 777,116
68 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA 797,810 69 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA 797,810
69 Syracuse-Auburn, NY CSA 742,291 81 Syracuse, NY MSA 662,553
70 Toledo-Fremont, OH CSA 711,000 83 Toledo, OH MSA 650,266 68 Toledo, Ohio 286,038
71 Chattanooga-Cleveland-Athens, TN-GA CSA 702,714 99 Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA 533,372
72 Lexington-Fayette–Frankfort–Richmond, KY CSA 696,340 106 Lexington-Fayette, KY MSA 479,244 63 Lexington, Kentucky[21] 301,569
73 Stockton, CA MSA 696,214 77 Stockton, CA MSA 696,214 64 Stockton, California 296,357
74 Springfield, MA MSA 693,204 78 Springfield, MA MSA 693,204
75 Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon, PA CSA 687,222 95 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA 552,911
76 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC MSA 682,121 79 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC MSA 682,121
77 Youngstown-Warren-East Liverpool, OH-PA CSA 670,309 92 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA MSA 562,739
78 Wichita-Winfield, KS CSA 661,798 87 Wichita, KS MSA 625,526 50 Wichita, Kansas 384,445
79 Colorado Springs, CO MSA 660,319 82 Colorado Springs, CO MSA 660,319 41 Colorado Springs, Colorado 426,388
80 Des Moines-Newton-Pella, IA CSA 650,137 89 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA 580,255
81 Madison-Baraboo, WI CSA 638,757 90 Madison, WI MSA 576,467 83 Madison, Wisconsin 236,901
82 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA 631,330 85 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA 631,330
83 Boise City-Nampa, ID MSA 627,664 86 Boise City-Nampa, ID MSA 627,664
84 Portland-Lewiston-South Portland, ME CSA 623,205
85 Fort Wayne-Huntington-Auburn, IN CSA 615,077 122 Fort Wayne, IN MSA 419,453 75 Fort Wayne, Indiana 255,824
86 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 609,492 88 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 609,492
87 Mobile-Daphne-Fairhope, AL CSA 599,294
88 Huntsville-Decatur, AL CSA 579,550
89 Jackson-Yazoo City, MS CSA 573,280 96 Jackson, MS MSA 545,394
90 Port St. Lucie-Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL CSA 566,768
91 South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka, IN-MI CSA 564,679
92 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA MSA 563,223 91 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA MSA 563,223
93 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA 561,858 93 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA 561,858
94 Lafayette-Acadiana, LA CSA 554,517
95 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA 543,566 97 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA 543,566
96 Provo-Orem, UT MSA 540,834 98 Provo-Orem, UT MSA 540,834
97 York-Hanover-Gettysburg, PA CSA 538,204
98 Lansing-East Lansing-Owosso, MI CSA 534,979
99 Lancaster, PA MSA 523,594 100 Lancaster, PA MSA 523,594
100 Modesto, CA MSA 518,522
102 Reno-Sparks-Fernley, NV CSA 481,477 116 Reno-Sparks, NV MSA 429,606 91 Reno, Nevada 227,511
106 Corpus Christi-Kingsville, TX CSA 464,014 115 Corpus Christi, TX MSA 431,381 61 Corpus Christi, Texas 307,953
127 Anchorage, AK MSA 387,516 134 Anchorage, AK MSA 387,516 66 Anchorage, Alaska[22] 295,570
139 Lubbock-Levelland, TX CSA 312,894 163 Lubbock, TX MSA 290,002 84 Lubbock, Texas 233,740
142 Lincoln, NE MSA 306,503 155 Lincoln, NE MSA 306,503 72 Lincoln, Nebraska 262,341
164 Laredo, TX MSA 256,496 183 Laredo, TX MSA 256,496 81 Laredo, Texas 241,935

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  1. ^ Towns in New England, while incorporated on a level similar to cities in other states, are considered minor civil divisions by the Census Bureau and are not included in its list of incorporated places. A detailed discussion on this subject can be found at New England town#Census treatment of the New England town system.
  2. ^ a b c The State of Hawaiʻi has no incorporated municipalities other than the City and County of Honolulu, which comprises the entire Island of Oʻahu. In accordance with Hawaiian law, the United States Census Bureau defines the state's "cities" and "towns" as Census Designated Places (CDPs). The Census Bureau defines the Urban Honolulu CDP as the portion of the City and County of Honolulu that is coextensive with the Judicial District of Honolulu. The Urban Honolulu CDP is what is generally thought of as the "city" of Honolulu, and its population is used here and in other population comparisons. The Urban Honolulu CDP is currently the most populous Census Designated Place in the United States. The Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area comprises the entire City and County of Honolulu.
  3. ^ The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines a Core Based Statistical Area as one or more adjacent counties or county equivalents that have at least one Urban Core Area of at least 10,000 population, together with adjacent communities having a high degree of economic and social integration with that core. Most recently on December 1, 2009, the OMB defined 955 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) for the United States and Puerto Rico comprising 374 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), which have an urban core population of 50,000 or more, and 581 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs), which have an urban core population of 10,000 or more but less than 50,000.
  4. ^ a b c d e "OMB Bulletin No. 10-02: Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses". United States Office of Management and Budget. December 1, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as a Core Based Statistical Area having at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties. Most recently on December 1, 2009, the OMB defined 366 MSAs for the United States and 8 MSAs for Puerto Rico.
  6. ^ The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines a Micropolitan Statistical Area (μSA) as a Core Based Statistical Area having at least one urban cluster of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000 population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties. Most recently on December 1, 2009, the OMB defined 576 μSAs for the United States and 5 μSAs for Puerto Rico.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places Over 50,000, Ranked by July 1, 2011 Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011" (CSV). 2011 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. June 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011" (CSV). 2011 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. April 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011" (CSV). 2011 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. April 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Since 1898, the City of New York, New York, has comprised five boroughs with consolidated borough–county governments:
  11. ^ a b The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, are separate but coterminous entities with a single consolidated city–county government.
  12. ^ a b The City of Jacksonville, Florida, and Duval County, Florida, are separate entities with a single consolidated city–county government. The City of Jacksonville comprises all of Duval County except the other incorporated municipalities within the county.
  13. ^ a b The City of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Marion County, Indiana, are separate entities with a single consolidated city–county government. The City of Indianapolis comprises all of Marion County except the other incorporated municipalities within the county. See Indianapolis (balance).
  14. ^ a b The City and County of San Francisco, California has a consolidated city and county government.
  15. ^ a b The City and County of Denver, Colorado, has a consolidated city and county government.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j This is an independent city that is not part of any county.
  17. ^ a b The City of Washington was consolidated with the District of Columbia in 1871.
  18. ^ a b The City of Nashville, Tennessee, and Davidson County, Tennessee, are separate entities with a single consolidated city–county government. The City of Nashville comprises all of Davidson County except the other incorporated municipalities within the county. See Nashville-Davidson (balance), Tennessee.
  19. ^ a b The City of Louisville, Kentucky, and Jefferson County, Kentucky, are separate entities with a single consolidated city–county government. The City of Louisville comprises all of Jefferson County except the other incorporated municipalities within the county. See Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), Kentucky.
  20. ^ a b The City of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Orleans Parish, Louisiana, are separate but coterminous entities with a single consolidated city–parish government.
  21. ^ a b The City of Lexington, Kentucky, and Fayette County, Kentucky, are separate but coterminous entities with a single consolidated city–parish government.
  22. ^ a b The Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, is a unified home rule municipality that functions as both a city and a borough.
  23. ^ a b The City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, are separate entities with a single consolidated city–parish government. The City of Baton Rouge has retained its own city limits within East Baton Rouge Parish.
  24. ^ a b The Town of Gilbert, Arizona, is currently the most populous incorporated town in the United States.

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