Template:Largest metropolitan areas of the United States

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Leading population centers (see complete list)
Rank Core city (cities) Metro area population Metropolitan Statistical Area Region[1]
New York City
New York City

Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Chicago
Chicago
1 New York City 19,015,900 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA MSA Northeast
2 Los Angeles 12,944,801 Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana, CA MSA West
3 Chicago 9,504,753 Chicago–Joliet–Naperville, IL–IN–WI MSA Midwest
4 Dallas–Fort Worth 6,526,548 Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX MSA South
5 Houston 6,086,538 Houston–The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA South
6 Philadelphia 5,992,414 Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington, PA–NJ–DE–MD MSA Northeast
7 Washington, D.C. 5,703,948 Washington, DC–VA–MD–WV MSA Northeast
8 Miami 5,670,125 Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach, FL MSA South
9 Atlanta 5,359,205 Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Marietta, GA MSA South
10 Boston 4,591,112 Boston–Cambridge–Quincy, MA–NH MSA Northeast
11 San Francisco 4,391,037 San Francisco–Oakland–Fremont, CA MSA West
12 San Bernardino-Riverside 4,304,997 San Bernandino–Riverside–Ontario, CA MSA West
13 Detroit 4,285,832 Detroit–Warren–Livonia, MI MSA Midwest
14 Phoenix 4,263,236 Phoenix–Mesa–Glendale, AZ MSA West
15 Seattle 3,500,026 Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue, WA MSA West
16 Minneapolis–St. Paul 3,318,486 Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington, MN–WI MSA Midwest
17 San Diego 3,140,069 San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos, CA MSA West
18 Tampa–St. Petersburg 2,824,724 Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, FL MSA South
19 St. Louis 2,817,355 St. Louis–St. Charles–Farmington, MO–IL MSA Midwest
20 Baltimore 2,729,110 Baltimore–Towson, MD MSA Northeast
based upon 2011 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau[2]


References

  1. ^ "Figure A–3. Census Regions, Census Divisions, and Their Constituent States" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-07.