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50 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the United States

1. New York

The New York metropolitan area includes the largest city in the United States (New York City); counties comprising Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley in New York State; the six largest cities in New Jersey (Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Trenton, and Clifton) and their vicinities; six of the seven largest cities in Connecticut (Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, and Danbury), as well as their vicinities; and Pike County, Pennsylvania.

2. Los Angeles

The Los Angeles metropolitan area, also known as Metropolitan Los Angeles or the Southland, is the 13th largest metropolitan area in the world and the second-largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is entirely located in the southern portion of the U.S. State of California.

3. Chicago

4. DallasFort Worth

Dallas is the third-largest city in the state of Texas and the ninth-largest in the United States. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the largest metropolitan area in the South and fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

 5. Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous city in the United States.

6. Houston

Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas, and the fourth-largest city in the United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of 579 square miles (1,500 km2).

7. Washington

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, “the District“, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States.

8. Miami

Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida and the eighth-most populous county in the United States with a population of 2,500,625.

9. Atlanta

Atlanta is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. According to the 2010 census, Atlanta’s population is 420,003.

10. Boston

Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States.

11. San FranciscoOakland

12. Detroit

13. RiversideSan Bernardino

The Inland Empire – locally known as the I.E. – is a metropolitan area and region of Southern California. It is situated directly east of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The term “Inland Empire” is most commonly used in reference to the U.S. Census Bureau’s federally defined Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan area, which covers more than 27,000 square miles (70,000 km2). The metropolitan area consists of Riverside County and San Bernardino County (and for a more strict definition, only the urbanized and built up areas of these two counties immediately east of the Los Angeles metropolitan area).

14. Phoenix
15. Seattle
16. Minneapolis–St. Paul
17. San Diego
18. St. Louis
19. Tampa–St. Petersburg
20. Baltimore
21. DenverAurora
22. Pittsburgh
23. Portland
24. Sacramento
25. San Antonio
26. Orlando
27. Cincinnati
28. Cleveland
29. Kansas City
30. Las Vegas
31. San Jose
32. Columbus, Ohio
33. Charlotte
34. Indianapolis
35. Austin
36. Virginia BeachNorfolk
37. Providence
38. Nashville
39. Milwaukee
40. Jacksonville
41. Memphis
42. Louisville
43. Richmond
44. Oklahoma City
45. Hartford
46. New Orleans
47. Buffalo
48. Raleigh
49. Birmingham
50. Salt Lake City

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