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Template:Largest metropolitan areas of the United States

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

Los Angeles
Los Angeles



1 New York 19,979,477 New York–Newark–Jersey City, NY–NJ–PA MSA Northeast
2 Los Angeles 13,291,486 Los Angeles–Long Beach–Anaheim, CA MSA West
3 Chicago 9,498,716 Chicago–Joliet–Naperville, IL–IN–WI MSA Midwest
4 Dallas–Fort Worth 7,539,711 Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX MSA South
5 Houston 6,997,384 Houston–The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA South
6 Washington, D.C. 6,249,950 Washington, D.C.–VA–MD–WV MSA South
7 Miami 6,198,782 Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach, FL MSA South
8 Philadelphia 6,096,372 Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington, PA–NJ–DE–MD MSA Northeast
9 Atlanta 5,949,951 Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Roswell, GA MSA South
10 Boston 4,875,390 Boston–Cambridge–Quincy, MA–NH MSA Northeast
11 Phoenix 4,857,962 Phoenix–Mesa–Chandler, AZ MSA West
12 San Francisco 4,729,484 San Francisco–Oakland–Fremont, CA MSA West
13 Riverside–San Bernardino 4,662,361 Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario, CA MSA West
14 Detroit 4,326,442 Detroit–Warren–Dearborn, MI MSA Midwest
15 Seattle 3,939,363 Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue, WA MSA West
16 Minneapolis–St. Paul 3,629,190 Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington, MN–WI MSA Midwest
17 San Diego 3,343,364 San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos, CA MSA West
18 Tampa–St. Petersburg 3,142,663 Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, FL MSA South
19 Denver 2,932,415 Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO MSA West
20 St. Louis 2,805,465 St. Louis, MO-IL MSA Midwest
Based on 2018 MSA population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau


  1. ^ "Appendix A. Census 2000 Geographic Terms and Concepts – Figure A–3. Census Regions, Census Divisions, and Their Constituent States" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. 2000. p. 27. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 14, 2007. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
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