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

1 New York City 19,949,502 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA MSA Northeast
2 Los Angeles 13,131,431 Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana, CA MSA West
3 Chicago 9,537,289 Chicago–Joliet–Naperville, IL–IN–WI MSA Midwest
4 Dallas–Fort Worth 6,810,913 Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX MSA South
5 Houston 6,313,158 Houston–The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA South
6 Philadelphia 6,034,678 Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington, PA–NJ–DE–MD MSA Mid-Atlantic
7 Washington, D.C. 5,949,859 Washington, DC–VA–MD–WV MSA Mid-Atlantic
8 Miami 5,828,191 Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach, FL MSA South
9 Atlanta 5,522,942 Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Marietta, GA MSA South
10 Boston 4,684,299 Boston–Cambridge–Quincy, MA–NH MSA Northeast
11 San Francisco 4,516,276 San Francisco–Oakland–Fremont, CA MSA West
12 Phoenix 4,398,762 Phoenix–Mesa–Glendale, AZ MSA West
13 San Bernardino-Riverside 4,380,878 San Bernandino–Riverside–Ontario, CA MSA West
14 Detroit 4,294,983 Detroit–Warren–Livonia, MI MSA Midwest
15 Seattle 3,610,105 Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue, WA MSA West
16 Minneapolis–St. Paul 3,459,146 Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington, MN–WI MSA Midwest
17 San Diego 3,211,252 San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos, CA MSA West
18 Tampa–St. Petersburg 2,870,569 Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, FL MSA South
19 St. Louis 2,810,056 St. Louis–St. Charles–Farmington, MO–IL MSA Midwest
20 Baltimore 2,770,738 Baltimore–Towson, MD MSA Mid-Atlantic
based upon 2013 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau[2]


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  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, 2013". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 29 May 2014.