List of Texas metropolitan areas
The following is a complete list of 25 metropolitan areas in Texas, as defined by the United States Office of Management Budget. The largest two are ranked among the top 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S. Some metropolitan areas contain a metropolitan divisions. Two metropolitan divisions exist within the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington MSA. The term metropolitan division is used to refer to a county or group of counties within a metropolitan area that has a population core of at least 2.5 million. While a metropolitan division is a subdivision of a larger metropolitan area, it often functions as a distinct social, economic, and cultural area within the larger region.
The following table lists population figures for those metropolitan areas, in rank of population. Population figures are as of the April 1, 2010 U.S. Census estimates.
|Metropolitan Area||Metropolitan Division||Population|
|3||25||San Antonio–New Braunfels||2,142,508|
|4||35||Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos||1,716,289|
|5||58||El Paso–Las Cruces||1,045,180|
- American FactFinder. "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - United States -- Metropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico 2010 Census National Summary File of Redistricting Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 16 December 2012.