Pennsylvania metropolitan areas

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Pennsylvania has fourteen metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and four combined statistical areas (CSAs), as defined by the United States Census Bureau. Philadelphia ranks in the top ten United States metropolitan areas. In 2003, the U.S. Census introduced "metropolitan divisions" within some metropolitan areas. Pennsylvania has one metropolitan division within the Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington MSA.

Metropolitan statistical areas (MSA's)[edit]

The following table lists population figures for those metropolitan statistical areas, in rank of population. Population figures are as of the 2003 U.S. Census estimates.

Rank Metropolitan Area Metropolitan Division Population
1 Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington (PA-NJ-DE)   5,772,947
    Philadelphia 3,849,647
2 Pittsburgh   2,410,330
3 Allentown–Bethlehem–Easton (PA-NJ)   790,535
4 ScrantonWilkes-Barre   564,050
5 Harrisburg–Carlisle   517,468
6 Lancaster   482,775
7 YorkHanover   394,915
8 Reading   385,307
9 Erie   279,966
10 Johnstown   150,452
11 State College   138,524
12 Altoona   127,840
13 Sharon   121,199
14 Williamsport   119,000

Combined statistical areas (CSA's)[edit]

The following table lists population figures for those combined statistical areas in Pennsylvania, in rank of population. Metropolitan population figures are as of the 2005 U.S. Census estimates. Pennsylvania county population figures are as of the 2003 U.S. Census.

Rank Metropolitan Area Counties Population
1 Philadelphia–Camden–Vineland (PA-NJ-DE-MD) 5,951,797
Bucks 613,110
Chester 457,393
Delaware 554,432
Montgomery 770,747
Philadelphia 1,479,339
2 PittsburghNew Castle (PA) 2,494,949
Allegheny 1,261,303
Armstrong 71,659
Beaver 178,697
Butler 180,040
Fayette 146,121
Washington 204,286
Westmoreland 368,224
3 Harrisburg–Carlisle–Lebanon (PA) 643,820
Cumberland 219,892
Dauphin 253,388
Lebanon 122,652
Perry 44,188
4 YorkHanoverGettysburg (PA) 499,935
Adams 96,456
York 394,915