New York State metropolitan areas

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New York has 11 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and five combined statistical areas (CSAs), as defined by the New York State Department of Labor. A sixth CSA, New York-Newark-Bridgeport, also includes portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The New York metropolitan area is the most populous of the United States metropolitan areas.

Metropolitan statistical areas (MSA's)[edit]

The following table lists population figures for those metropolitan statistical areas, in rank of population. Population estimates are current as of July 1, 2005. Statistics from a July report issued by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Rank Metropolitan Area Population
1 New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island 18,747,320
2 Buffalo–Niagara Falls 1,147,711
3 Rochester 1,054,323
4 AlbanySchenectadyTroy 848,879
5 PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown 667,742
6 Syracuse 651,763
7 Utica–Rome 297,885
8 Binghamton 248,422
9 Kingston 182,693
10 Glens Falls 128,572
11 Ithaca 100,018
12 Elmira 89,512

Combined statistical areas (CSA's)[edit]

The following table lists population figures for those combined statistical areas in New York, ranked by population. Metropolitan population listed based on EPA data.

Rank Metropolitan Area Population
1 New YorkNewarkBridgeport 21,361,797
2 BuffaloNiagaraCattaraugus 1,203,997
3 RochesterBataviaSeneca Falls 1,149,653
4 AlbanySchenectadyAmsterdam 1,148,403
5 SyracuseAuburn 732,117
6 IthacaCortland 145,100