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 20,182,305 New York–Newark–Jersey City, NY–NJ–PA MSA Northeast
2 Los Angeles 13,340,068 Los Angeles–Long Beach–Anaheim, CA MSA West
3 Chicago 9,551,031 Chicago–Joliet–Naperville, IL–IN–WI MSA Midwest
4 Dallas–Fort Worth 7,102,796 Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX MSA South
5 Houston 6,656,947 Houston–The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA South
6 Washington, D.C. 6,097,684 Washington, DC–VA–MD–WV MSA South
7 Philadelphia 6,069,875 Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington, PA–NJ–DE–MD MSA Northeast
8 Miami 6,012,331 Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach, FL MSA South
9 Atlanta 5,710,795 Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Roswell, GA MSA South
10 Boston 4,774,321 Boston–Cambridge–Quincy, MA–NH MSA Northeast
11 San Francisco 4,656,132 San Francisco–Oakland–Fremont, CA MSA West
12 Phoenix 4,574,531 Phoenix–Mesa–Chandler, AZ MSA West
13 Riverside–San Bernardino 4,489,159 Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario, CA MSA West
14 Detroit 4,302,043 Detroit–Warren–Livonia, MI MSA Midwest
15 Seattle 3,733,580 Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue, WA MSA West
16 Minneapolis–St. Paul 3,524,583 Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington, MN–WI MSA Midwest
17 San Diego 3,299,521 San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos, CA MSA West
18 Tampa–St. Petersburg 2,975,225 Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, FL MSA South
19 Denver 2,814,330 Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO MSA West
20 St. Louis 2,811,588 St. Louis MO–IL MSA Midwest
Based on 2015 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau[2]


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  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. 
  2. ^ "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.