List of North American metropolitan areas by population

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This is a list of the fifty most populous metropolitan areas in North America as of 2015, the most recent year for which official census results, estimates or projections are available for every major metropolitan area in North America. Where available, it uses official definitions of metropolitan areas based on the concept of a single urban core and its immediate surroundings, as opposed to polycentric conurbations. Figures refer to mid-2015 populations except in the case of Mexican metropolitan areas, whose figures derive from the 2015 Intercensal Survey conducted by INEGI with a reference date of 15 March 2015.[1] Havana has no official definition of its metropolitan area; the population within its city limits is given instead.

Rank Metropolitan area Country Population

(2015)

1 Mexico City Mexico Mexico 20,892,724
2 New York City United States United States 20,182,305
3 Los Angeles United States United States 13,340,068
4 Chicago United States United States 9,551,031
5 Dallas–Fort Worth United States United States 7,102,796
6 Houston United States United States 6,656,947
7 Toronto Canada Canada 6,116,725
8 Washington United States United States 6,097,684
9 Philadelphia United States United States 6,069,875
10 Miami United States United States 6,012,331
11 Atlanta United States United States 5,710,795
12 Guadalajara Mexico Mexico 4,796,603
13 Boston United States United States 4,774,321
14 San Francisco United States United States 4,656,132
15 Phoenix United States United States 4,574,531
16 Inland Empire United States United States 4,489,159
17 Monterrey Mexico Mexico 4,475,949
18 Detroit United States United States 4,302,043
19 Montreal Canada Canada 4,045,877
20 Seattle United States United States 3,733,580
21 Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 3,658,648
22 Minneapolis–St. Paul United States United States 3,524,583
23 San Diego United States United States 3,299,521
24 Tampa Bay Area United States United States 2,975,225
25 Puebla Mexico Mexico 2,941,988
26 Denver United States United States 2,814,330
27 St. Louis United States United States 2,811,588
28 Baltimore United States United States 2,797,407
29 Guatemala City Guatemala Guatemala 2,749,161
30 Port-au-Prince Haiti Haiti 2,618,894
31 Vancouver Canada Canada 2,509,942
32 Charlotte United States United States 2,426,363
33 Portland United States United States 2,389,228
34 Orlando United States United States 2,387,138
35 San Antonio United States United States 2,384,075
36 Pittsburgh United States United States 2,353,045
37 Sacramento United States United States 2,274,194
38 San Juan Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 2,196,538
39 Cincinnati United States United States 2,157,719
40 Havana Cuba Cuba 2,117,625
41 Toluca Mexico Mexico 2,116,506
42 Las Vegas United States United States 2,114,801
43 Kansas City United States United States 2,087,471
44 Cleveland United States United States 2,060,810
45 Columbus United States United States 2,021,632
46 Austin United States United States 2,000,860
47 Indianapolis United States United States 1,988,817
48 San Jose United States United States 1,976,836
49 Panama City Panama Panama 1,910,328
50 Tijuana Mexico Mexico 1,840,710

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 2005, Guatemala City's metropolitan area was defined by its government as consisting of the municipalities of Amatitlán, Chinautla, Guatemala City proper, Mixco, San Miguel Petapa, Santa Catarina Pinula, Villa Canales and Villa Nueva.[6]
  2. ^ Panama City's metropolitan area consists of four districts: Arraiján, La Chorrera, Panamá and San Miguelito.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Encuesta Intercensal 2015: Presentación de resultados" (PDF). INEGI. p. 5. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  2. ^ For current definitions of Mexican metropolitan areas, see: "Delimitación de las zonas metropolitanas de México 2010". Consejo Nacional de Población. Retrieved 2016-04-25. Population estimates for these metropolitan areas were compiled from the results of the 2015 Intercensal Survey, available at: "Encuesta Intercensal 2015: Tabulados - descarga". INEGI. Archived from the original on 2016-11-13. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  4. ^ "Annual demographic estimates by census metropolitan area, age and sex, based on the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2011". Statistics Canada. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  5. ^ "Región metropolitana". Población total estimadas y proyectadas por año calendario y sexo, según región y provincia 2000-2030 (Report). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  6. ^ Proyecto GUA/04/022: Programa de Desarrollo Metropolitano de la Municipalidad de Guatemala (PDF) (Report). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Guatemala). Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  7. ^ Guatemala: Estimaciones de la Población total por municipio. Período 2008-2020. (al 30 de junio) (PDF) (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Guatemala. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-04. Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  8. ^ POPULATION TOTALE, DE 18 ANS ET PLUS MENAGES ET DENSITES ESTIMES EN 2015 (PDF) (Report). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d’Informatique (IHSI). March 2015. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  9. ^ "3. Población Proyectada al 30 de junio, por edades simples y años simples. AMBOS SEXOS. Período 2015 - 2050" (PDF). Proyecciones de la Población de Cuba 2015 - 2050. Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  10. ^ Central America Urbanization Review. World Bank. 2017. pp. 105–106. ISBN 1464809860.
  11. ^ RESUMEN EJECUTIVO: ESTUDIO DE CRECIMIENTO URBANO PARA PANAMÁ (PDF) (Report). Inter-American Development Bank, Panama City Council. January 2016. p. 3. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  12. ^ "Panamá en Cifras: Años 2011-2015" (PDF). INEC. January 2017. p. 52. Retrieved 2018-04-21.