Top Metropolitan Areas

The largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. ranked by population:

Updated: March 2014
Note: 2014 data will be released in March 2015
Rank Metro Area Population 2013 Population 2012 Annual Change Percentage Change
1 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 19,949,502 19,837,753 111,749 0.60%
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 13,131,431 13,037,045 94,386 0.70%
3 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,537,289 9,514,059 23,230 0.20%
4 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,810,913 6,702,801 108,112 1.60%
5 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,313,158 6,175,466 137,692 2.20%
6 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,034,678 6,019,533 15,145 0.30%
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,949,859 5,862,594 87,265 1.50%
8 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,828,191 5,763,282 64,909 1.10%
9 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,522,942 5,454,429 68,513 1.30%
10 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 4,684,299 4,642,095 42,204 0.90%
11 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,516,276 4,454,159 62,117 1.40%
12 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,398,762 4,327,632 71,130 1.60%
13 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,380,878 4,342,332 38,546 0.90%
14 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,294,983 4,292,832 2,151 0.10%
15 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,610,105 3,552,591 57,514 1.60%
16 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,459,146 3,422,417 36,729 1.10%
17 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,211,252 3,176,138 35,114 1.10%
18 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,870,569 2,845,178 25,391 0.90%
19 St. Louis, MO-IL 2,801,056 2,796,506 4,550 0.20%
20 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,770,738 2,753,922 16,816 0.60%
21 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,697,476 2,646,694 50,782 1.90%
22 Pittsburgh, PA 2,360,867 2,360,989 -122 -0.00%
23 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,335,358 2,294,990 40,368 1.80%
24 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,314,554 2,289,038 25,516 1.10%
25 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,277,550 2,234,494 43,056 1.90%
26 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,267,846 2,223,456 44,390 2.00%
27 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,215,770 2,193,927 21,843 1.00%
28 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,137,406 2,129,309 8,097 0.40%
29 Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,064,725 2,064,739 -14 -0.00%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census (March 2014)
 
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